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.