I am honored to announce my victory for Position 4 on the Bellevue City Council. My announcement follows yesterday’s results which continue to show a strong and substantial lead over my opponent Karol Brown. I'm humbled by the thousands of Bellevue voters who used their voice to put neighborhoods first, keep our community safe and bring real transparency to City Hall by electing me to the City Council.
I want to thank all the volunteers and campaign workers who dedicated so much time and energy to their community on my behalf. I also want to salute all the candidates who ran for Bellevue City Council, especially my opponent, Karol Brown. She waged a spirited campaign and I wish her the best.
As promised, I am headed to City Hall to listen, be thoughtful and be transparent with you about the challenges and opportunities that we face as a community. Whether you voted for me or not, I will do my best to represent all Bellevue citizens and I will dedicate the next four years towards earning your respect.
I look forward to working with the citizens of Bellevue, our numerous community leaders, Mayor John Stokes, Deputy Mayor John Chelminiak and Council Members Jennifer Robertson, Conrad Lee, Lynne Robinson and Janice Zahn. I also look forward to working with the tremendous staff at the City of Bellevue that keeps our special city a results oriented local government.
As I’ve said many times during this campaign, Bellevue is an incredible place to raise a family, start or grow a business, or enjoy our tremendous parks and natural beauty. Whether it's eliminating traffic, protecting our environment, reducing regulations on local businesses, or strengthening public safety - I'll work to make sure Bellevue continues to be that vibrant, thriving community we know and love.
Recently endorsed by The Seattle Times:
"Jared Nieuwenhuis is smart, organized and constructive, approaches that can help in what could easily be tense interactions on city business. He’s a big believer in what locals like to call “the Bellevue way” of building consensus after extended periods of discussion and debate."
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