Letters to the Editor

Keep Conrad Lee as mayor

We believe Mayor Conrad Lee should continue to be Bellevue’s Mayor. Mayor Lee’s active promotion of Bellevue to the international community has greatly promoted interest in Bellevue, Seattle, and Washington State as a whole in businesses based overseas. Prominent examples would be his signing of major business agreements with Chinese companies, such as the agreement with Beijing Construction and Engineering Group International signed during the recent Washington State trade mission to China, and his interview with the Wall Street Journal to promote the City of Bellevue.

Now, as Bellevue and the rest of the world are beginning to move out of the economic recession, Mayor Lee is looking forward yet again. Mayor Lee understands that now is the most important time for Bellevue’s growth. If Mayor Lee is not reelected as Mayor, then Bellevue may lose billions of revenue from investments in the region. More importantly, all that our city has accomplished in economic development and international outreach these past two years may lose steam as investors turn elsewhere for opportunities.

As a Mayor of Chinese descent, Mayor Lee has the ability to reach out to Chinese business leaders in a manner unmatchable by other leaders. He will bring strong, international businesses to Bellevue –the key to Bellevue’s continued growth. Another term as Mayor of Bellevue will grant him, and us, the time to boost Bellevue’s economic vitality and strengthen our city’s image as a world-class economic hub.

-Yi Ping Chan, Principal of Chanden Inc. Washington State

- Timothy Lee, Founding Chairman, Bellevue Chinese Chamber of Commerce

- Dr. Christopher S. Own, CEO, Voxa

- ZhaoHui Tang, Chairman, AdSage Corporation

- James Wong, Founder / CEO, Avidian Technologies/Prophet – CRM Simplified with Outlook


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