Bellevue parks commissioner Lynne Robinson to run for City Council

Lynne Robinson - Courtesy photo
Lynne Robinson
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Bellevue parks commissioner Lynne Robinson will run for the City Council is fall for Position 6, now held by Don Davidson.

“We are a growing, diverse city in need of new energy and perspectives on the Council—and a healthy dose of civility,” Robinson said in her announcement.

She owns owns a business providing in-home physical therapy care and self-sufficiency counseling to Eastside seniors.

Robinson cited what she called protracted, often bitter debates over voter approved light rail planning and re-development of the Bel-Red corridor.

“We need new leaders committed to great neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown core, leaders who understand that Bellevue can thrive when we recognize our true economic connectivity to other Eastside cities, leaders who appreciate the diversity of people and opinion in our great city."

Robinson is being backed by state Rep. Ross Hunter, former Bellevue Planning Director Matt Terry, and Bill Ptacek, King County Library System Director.

Lynne and her husband, a housing and human services professional, live in the Woodridge neighborhood. Their children attended Bellevue Public Schools, and one is currently a graduating senior.

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