Jared Nieuwenhuis

Bellevue deserves a champion to represent its neighborhoods. My priority is reestablishing the “Bellevue Way” – transparency, compassion, citizen involvement, and professionalism – to work for consensus on decisions that will provide a high quality of life for current and future generations.

Mobility and safety for commuters, shoppers and residents are enduring concerns. As a Board Member of the Parks & Community Services Board and the Lake Hills Neighborhood Association, and as Public Policy Committee Chair of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen that we’re doing good things within growing areas, but need to address traffic problems in the rest of the city, such as the congestion seen in East and South Bellevue. I’ll work for new infrastructure and technology improvements.

Homelessness is an emerging issue for Bellevue. We need a shelter plan that balances the interests of residents. As a Boardmember of LifeWire, a nonprofit helping domestic violence victims and children make safe separations and reach self-sufficiency, and The Sophia Way before that, I gained a sobering and inspiring perspective. I’ll bring that experience and seek responsible solutions to homelessness.

I ask for your vote.


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June 2016 - Present Board Member, Parks & Community Services Board, City of Bellevue, WA



Aug 2015 - Present Board Member, Board of Directors, LifeWire


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January 2015 - Present Chair Public Affairs Committee, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce


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February 2016- Present Board Member - Board of Directors, Lake Hills Neighborhood Association


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April 2012 - April 2015 Board Member - Board of Directors, The Sophia Way


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August 2011 - August 2012 Volunteer, Special Olympics, WA


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January 2006 - April 2014 President, Seattle Chapter Alumni Association, University of Wisconsin-Madison


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September 2001 - September 2002 Volunteer, Washington Women in Need


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January 2012 - Present Member, Cascade Bicycle Club