Candidate workshop set for April 24

In-person candidate filing starts May 13.

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:16pm
  • News

Potential city council candidates are invited to join city staff on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center to learn about what the job entails and the role of the councilmember.

Basic information about serving on the city council is available at

To become a council candidate, citizens have to complete and file a declaration of candidacy with King County Elections, meet the qualifications for the office at the time of filing, and be registered to vote in the city of Mercer Island.

In-person candidate filing starts May 13 at 8:30 a.m. (Online at 9 a.m.) and ends on May 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. (Online at 4 p.m.). More information is available online at

Contact city clerk Deb Estrada for more information at 206-275-7793 or via email at

More in News

Measles confirmed at two Eastside Schools

Parents urged to monitor children for signs.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

Sunnybeam School will be replacing its large areas of gravel with engravable pavers, called “Legacy Bricks.” Madison Miller / staff photo
Legacy Bricks to be installed on Sunnybeam School’s playground

Sunnybeam School allows community to commemorate memories through playground renovation.

City council formally approved 2019 budget adjustments

The approval came after two new adjustments were presented at the May 7 council meeting.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo
Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

Ashley Hiruko/illustration
Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

Susan Chen’s story begins as a criminal matter. In 2013 she paid… Continue reading

Most Read