Bellevue City Council has four spots up for grabs

Four of Bellevue’s City Council spots are up for grabs this fall.

Three of these were scheduled. An additional spot opened and required a special election following several political moves. State Representative Vandana Slatter was appointed to the statehouse for the 48th Legislative District and current Councilmember Ernie Simas was first selected for the position and then declined to run.

Incumbent Conrad Lee faces a challenge from Randy Grein for Bellevue City Council Position 2. Lee can be reached at electconradlee@gmail.com and www.conradlee.org while Grein can be reached at randygrein@gmail.com.

Current Councilmember Kevin Wallace has announced he will not run for Council Position 4, leaving three candidates to go for it. Karol Brown can be reached at karol@electkarolbrown.com and www.electkarolbrown.com, Jared Nieuwenhuis at jared@jaredforbellevue.com and www.jaredforbellevue.com and Jeidi M. Chiat at hchiat@yahoo.com.

Position 5, Slatter’s old position and Simas’ current one, is contested by Janice Zahn and Phillip Yin. Reach Zahn at

Incumbent Lynne Robinson will be challenged by Steven Fricke for Council Position 6. You may reach the candidates at

Councilmembers John Stokes (who is also Mayor), John Chelminiak and Jennifer Robertson are not up for election this year.

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