Endorsements

"Janet Richards is the effective and inclusive leader Redmond needs now to address local and regional growth. Her experience in the technology industry, along with her leadership as a Human Services Commissioner, equips her well to represent Redmond communities and to address new challenges. She is solutions-oriented and will bring a collaborative approach on Council to build a safe, equitable and prosperous Redmond for all who come to live, learn, work and play. I am excited to support Janet for Redmond City Council."
     - State Representative, 48th LD, Vandana Slatter


Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who have endorsed Janet Richards for Redmond City Council.

Organizations

45th District Democrats 
Eastside Business Alliance
Elect Black Women
National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Washington Conservation Voters 

Elected Officials

Regional

Roger Goodman
State Representative, 45th LD

Vandana Slatter
State Representative, 48th LD

Amy Walen
State Representative, 48th LD

Claudia Balducci
King County Council Chair
Councilmember for District 6 including part of Redmond

Redmond

Angela Birney
Mayor

John Marchione
Former Mayor

David Carson
Vanessa Kritzer
Tanika Padhye
Councilmembers

Margaret Doman 
Nancy McCormick
Hank Margeson
Hank Myers
Arnold Tomac
Roger Tripanier
Byron Shutz
Pat Vache
Former Councilmembers

Sherri Nichols
Redmond Planning Commission Chair 

Sue Stewart
Former Chair Human Services Commission

Neighboring Communities

Penny Sweet
Kirkland Mayor

Siri Bliesner
LWSD Boardmember and Former President

Mark Stuart
LWSD Board Vice President

Community Members

Christine Ackerman
LouAnn Ballew
Sue Burrus
Karene Busby
Kalika Curry
Mary Gagliardi
Beth Glosten
Stephanie Hillman
Marion Howard
Sandra Irvin
Devon Kellogg
Hannah Lee
Judith Lipton
Elizabeth Nicklos
Kathleen Reynolds

Gary & Julie Schare
Sue Shutz
Tom & Ruth Ann Steury
Mariama Suwaneh
Tara Van Niman, candidate for Redmond City Council
Ador Yano
Bob Yoder

Statements

"Janet’s extensive volunteering in our community, including her current position on the Redmond Human Services Commission, has proven over and over again her commitment to our Redmond community. This is just one of the many reasons Janet will be an exceptional member of the Redmond City Council. I give Janet my enthusiastic endorsement and look forward to working with her."
     - Redmond Mayor Angela Birney

"It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse Janet Richards for city council. Janet is a collaborator who values different viewpoints, understands the depth of complex issues, and is willing to engage with all members of our community. Janet is thoughtful and inspiring, and a natural born leader. In times of political division and uncertainty, let us elect leaders who inspire us to be our best and bring people together.  Vote for Janet Richards."
     - Redmond City Council President, Tanika Padhye

“Janet is a fierce advocate and influencer for causes she believes in. As I interacted with her through our involvement together in the Family Advisory Council at Seattle Children’s, I was always amazed at her ability to bring to light the needs of patients & families in ways that were truthful, poignant and impactful. When she talks, people listen and feel inspired to take action.”
     - Elizabeth Nicklos

“Janet's advice, counsel and support have been invaluable to me on the Lake Washington School District Board.”
     -  LWSD Board Vice President Mark Stuart

“Janet Richards has an impressive list of accomplishments, a strong work ethic, and cares deeply for the residents and businesses of Redmond. She is a joy to work with and will restore a cooperative and positive environment on Council.”
     - Former Redmond Councilmember Hank Myers

 

If you'd like to endorse Janet for City Council, fill out our volunteer form and check the endorsement box. Or you can email the campaign at [email protected].