City of Kenmore, Council Position No. 4 Candidates

Abby London

Education: Completed college business law, marketing, and communication courses; Mac Computer Support Essentials Certifications

Occupation: Singer/songwriter, performing introspective and political pop; piano teacher

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/in-king-county-646-candidates-and-plenty-of-them-seeking-election-on-the-eastside/

Statement:

 

As your councilmember, I will offer a unique perspective, fresh ideas, and a passion for Kenmore. I’m sensitive to the needs of others and will advocate for residents who feel their suggestions aren’t fully heard.

 

I left Seattle after 13 years because I no longer felt safe. I want to prevent Kenmore from becoming like Seattle. I’m running to Keep Kenmore Nice: a small community where people can enjoy accessible parking, yards, a friendly atmosphere, and nature. Please visit my website to learn about my ideas—and enjoy a campaign music video! I’d appreciate your vote.

 

I worked in student leadership on North Seattle College’s budgetary decision-making fee board and in tech at an innovative elementary school that promotes sustainability, community, and social responsibility. I coached cross-country, served on the green team with parents, staff, and kids to improve our environment, and attended diversity, education, and technology conferences.

Bob Black

Education: United States Army Aviation Degree, Everett Community College, PADI Degree.

Occupation: Previous: Director, CCE WA Fleet supervisor. Operating Engineer. Aviation Inspector.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/in-king-county-646-candidates-and-plenty-of-them-seeking-election-on-the-eastside/

Statement:

 

It's clear Kenmore citizens want a transparent city council who responds to their needs and to be proactive not reactive. Government that prioritizes spending, lives within its means while providing safe infrastructures reduces traffic congestion and makes Kenmore a safe walk-able drivable city. Kenmore needs leadership that uses the resources they have wisely and puts a halt to new and increased fees and taxes. The council needs to develop a viable vision for the future to make Kenmore more than a congested bus stop between cities without destroying businesses and Nature. The top priority is to make Kenmore a livable vibrant Safe community, to make the city council more transparent and fiscally responsible. I will work to make city government more transparent and fiscally responsible. I want to make our city the best it can be. Its time for change I ask for your vote to make this happen.

Nigel G. Herbig

Education: B.A. University of Washington - Comparative Religion, Political Science

Occupation: Washington State House of Representatives - Legislative Assistant

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/eastside/in-king-county-646-candidates-and-plenty-of-them-seeking-election-on-the-eastside/

Statement:

 

Serving my neighbors on the Kenmore City Council is one of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. I ran on pedestrian safety and government transparency, and I’ve delivered: We have built over three miles of new sidewalks and bike lanes, with another three miles being built right now. I also made it so that anyone can stream our meetings live at home and watch their government at work.I’ve stood up for our mobile home park residents, and led on climate, affordable housing, transit, and protecting those in need in our community.

I am a trusted progressive leader endorsed by: the 46th District and King County Democrats, Washington Conservation Voters, Representative Suzan DelBene, King County Executive Dow Constantine, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski, State Senator David Frockt, State Reps. Gerry Pollet and Javier Valdez, and numerous other regional leaders.

I humbly ask for your vote.