Councilman Tola Marts will run for re-election
May 11, 2013
Issaquah City Councilman Tola Marts will run for re-election to Position 7 in the November election.
Marts was elected to the City Council in 2009 in a contested race for the seat vacated by longtime Councilman David Kappler. In his first year, Marts voted for the final acquisition of the Park Pointe property, and organized the Mountain Biking Task Force, according to a press release from Marts.
Marts was elected council president for 2012, as the council adopted a Lakeside Development Agreement and the long-considered Central Issaquah Plan. Marts implemented reforms in the goal-setting process that continued after his presidency, and enacted goals that provide more transparency to the city’s budgeting process.
For the past three years, Marts has represented Issaquah on the Sound Cities Association’s Public Issues Committee, helping provide Issaquah’s voice on regional development and governance issues.
“I’m so proud and lucky to serve Issaquah”, Marts said. “We have successfully weathered a terrible recession through nonpartisan problem solving and restrained financial oversight. I look forward to a second term, where I can continue to drive the adoption of performance metrics to track constituents’ tax dollars at work, push for Issaquah’s inclusion in regional and state discussions, and work with our new mayor and my fellow council members to deliver steady and consistent leadership in our great city.”