September 30, 2015
NEW — 5:28 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
City Council Position 4 Race heats up
Hoping to replace incumbent Issaquah City Councilman Joshua Schaer, who chose not to run for re-election to his Position 4 seat, resident Bill Ramos is running in his first public election.
It’s actually his second try for the council. Ramos threw his hat in the ring for an appointment to the council in 2014. He was one of several people vying for the council seat vacated when Fred Butler was elected mayor.
Ramos said he doesn’t like to sound as if he is bragging, but he also doesn’t shy away from pointing out that he has spent about 10 years around City Hall, serving on the Economic Vitality and Planning commissions. Read more
September 22, 2015
NEW — 5:08 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Residents will have up to three chances to hear from the five people running for the Issaquah City Council in November.
There are two contested council seats up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election. The council will have at least two new faces in 2016 as incumbent council members Joshua Schaer, Council Position 4, and Nina Milligan, Council Position 2, have chosen not to run for re-election. The Position 6 seat currently held by Council President Paul Winterstein also expires this year.
September 20, 2015
NEW — 12:02 p.m. Sept. 20, 2015
Meet the residents vying for Issaquah City Council spots at a Sept. 30 candidate forum.
The event will feature questions submitted by Issaquah citizens. Candidates for Position Nos. 2, 4 and 6 are expected to attend. A representative from the League of Women Voters will moderate.
The forum is 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Issaquah City Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way. It will be broadcast live on ICTV channel 21.
Hear from the following candidates during the forum: Read more
August 11, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 11, 2015
Incumbent City Council President Paul Winterstein has the largest number of votes of any candidate in the Aug. 4 council primary.
Hoping to earn a second term on the council, Winterstein will face challenger Christopher Reh for council Position 6.
For council Position 4, Bill Ramos came out on top of a crowded field of four candidates. Read more
July 23, 2015
Local voters already should have received mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election for the Issaquah City Council. Voters have two primary races to decide, with the top two vote getters in each race continuing to the general election in November.
July 16, 2015
For whatever reason, the Issaquah City Council Position 4 seat to be vacated at year’s end by Joshua Schaer has attracted its fair share of attention.
In the Aug. 4 primary, voters will choose from among four candidates hoping to replace Schaer. Ballots for the primary were mailed July 15.
May 20, 2015
Tim Flood has announced in a news release that he will run for the Issaquah City Council.
Flood has filed a declaration with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission and King County Elections for Position 4.
May 20, 2015
NEW – 6 a.m. May 20, 2015
Local voters will help whittle down two crowded Issaquah City Council races in an August primary.
King County candidate filing week came to a close May 15 with a total of seven candidates vying for two spots on the Issaquah City Council.
Current Council President Paul Winterstein did file to retain his Position No. 6 spot, drawing three challengers along the way.
May 5, 2015
A third resident has thrown her name into play for one of three expiring Issaquah City Council seats.
Jennifer Sutton, a commissioner on the Human Services Commission, has stated her intention to run for council Position 2.
May 5, 2015
State park funding
Preserve new dock funding at Lake Sammamish State Park
Wonderful new docks in the Lake Sammamish State Park Master Plan won a $1 million Boating Facilities Grant but they will lose this without matching legislative funding. This is included in the governor’s and Senate budget proposals, but is not in the House budget.