Conrad Lee and Dexter Borbe to vie for city council seat in November

The incumbent, Lee won over 50% of the primary vote while Borbe secured 28 % of the total vote.

Incumbent Conrad Lee and Dexter Borbe will compete for Bellevue City Council Position 2. After the results of the August primary election.

After a 33 percent voter turnout in the primary election, incumbent Lee secured over 15,000 votes with 56 percent of all the votes.

Borbe earned over 7,400 votes, adding up to 28 percent of the total vote.

The following are statements prepared by each candidate:

Dexter Borbe:

“I am running for Bellevue City Council because it is time for a new generation of more energetic and imaginative leaders to join the City Council.

My highest priority is to make sure Bellevue remains a safe and vibrant place to live and work. I will work with Bellevue Schools to maintain our top-notch schools and to preserve and expand our parks that add to the quality of life. Another priority is expanding businesses in Bellevue to avoid the commute into Seattle and other cities.

I also want to expand health care accessibility for seniors and create transportation options to reduce gridlock. Bellevue also needs to address housing affordability for young families and seniors who want to downsize.

As a business owner who provides home health care to seniors, I will bring years of leadership and operational experience to improve city services. I am a father, husband, and son, and I seek a brighter future for all families in Bellevue.”

Conrad Lee:

“You have consistently elected me to be your Bellevue Councilmember and your voice. I’m privileged to represent you as the most trustworthy vote on the City Council for lowering taxes, cutting wasteful spending, and creating jobs.

Bellevue is recovering well from the COVID-19 pandemic. With sound financial management, we have increased funding for public safety to keep the city safe and maintaining essential services and investments without increasing the property tax rate. Our public schools are ranked the best. With a multicultural, diverse, and engaged community and people, global talents, vibrant businesses, and excellent quality of life, Bellevue is poised for the future!

I listen to you. I support lower taxes, public safety, neighborhood quality of life, investments in transportation options, technology, and affordable housing. I’m ready to tackle new opportunities as well as challenges with collaborative partnerships and innovative solutions on your behalf.

I am accessible, accountable, and transparent. As an immigrant, I am proud to be an “American by Choice” fighting for what too many take for granted.”

The two will compete during the elections this Fall.