Category Archives: Klahanie

With big advantages, Jason Ritchie nearly sweeps Sammamish precincts: analysis

Jason Ritchie won Position 1 on the Sammamish City Council with 57.1% of the vote. His opponent, Mark Baughman, won just six precincts of 61. The outcome of the Nov. 7 general election could not be predicted because there was … Continue reading

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Sammamish November precinct voting analysis

The certified vote by precinct was released by King County Elections last week. Sammamish has 61 precincts and the November election was the first including the greater Klahanie area as part of Sammamish’s City Council elections. Beginning tomorrow through Friday, … Continue reading

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Funding for roads used for other priorities, wrote former Public Works director

City Council Member Tom Odell is on the record—several times—that Sammamish neglected its road infrastructure for 10 years. Charts and graphs below tell the depressing story. “[F]unding that could have been used for transportation capital projects was used for other … Continue reading

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Final weekend before Nov. 7 City Council election

This is the final weekend before the Nov. 7 City Council election on Tuesday. Voting has been underway since Oct. 20. We’re reposting links to endorsements, recommendations, candidate questionnaires and evaluations by various groups. Sammamish Comment will be working Election … Continue reading

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King County Council Dist. 3: John Murphy Questionnaire

Candidate Questionnaire, King County Council District 3 Candidate Name John Murphy Your Current Occupation, and the duration in this position: Attorney at law, Murphy Law Group (2002–Present) Vice President, M2 Consulting & Resource Group (2002–Present) Distance Learning Instructor—Fire and Emergency … Continue reading

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King County Council Dist. 3: Kathy Lambert Questionnaire

Candidate Questionnaire, King County Council District 3 Candidate Name: Kathy Lambert Your Current Occupation, and the duration in this position: King County Council Member, District 3 Your Campaign Website: http://www.kathylambert.com/ Your Campaign Email: No response General Questions

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Reichert’s retirement long overdue

The news last week that US Rep. Dave Reichert will retire is welcome, and overdue, news. Reichert, a Republican, has been the 8th Congressional District Congressman for 14 years. The 8th includes Sammamish, other Eastside suburbs, Southern King County and … Continue reading

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