Curry files to run for Mercer Island City Council

Michael D. Curry has filed to run for Mercer Island City Council Position 4 against Ted Weinberg in the November 2021 general election.

Curry, who brings a lifetime of leadership and experience to Mercer Island, spent his formative years in Asia. His parents met in Korea, where his father served in the US Air Force. He moved to Mercer Island after marrying his wife Traci Nakao, a life-long Island resident, and they have two boys, Truman and Robby, in the Mercer Island school system.

In a press release, Curry said he recognizes there have been significant challenges within the city over the last several years. He wants to leverage his professional experience to help the community with important local issues, including the preservation of parks and public spaces, financial stewardship, enhanced retail design, and issues related to public safety.

Curry’s professional, technical and leadership skills will serve the community well, the release noted. He graduated from college with honors in business administration, served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was awarded multiple commendations, and has worked for several local high-tech companies. His passion is youth development and leadership, and he has mentored and coached teams for the Stroum Jewish Community Center and the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club.