North Bend incumbent city councilman Alan Gothelf announced this week his plans to seek another term in the upcoming November 2017 General Election.
Via press release Gothelf stated:
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election to the North Bend City Council. It has been an honor to serve the citizens of North Bend for the last 8 years and I hope to continue to serve you for 4 more years.
My number one priority has always been public safety, I have worked hard to deliver one of the most professional and efficient fire departments in the county. My dedication to this priority has led me to serve for 7 years on the Board of Eastside Fire and Rescue, and to be elected as its Chair for the last 2 1⁄2 years.
It is also a great honor to announce the endorsement of your professional firefighters (Eastside Fire and Rescue Firefighters) that tirelessly protect all of us in this great valley.
I have been a relentless advocate of fiscally conservative policies. I respect and value your hard work and maximize every tax dollar spent on your behalf. With your support I will continue this fiscally conservative approach.
I will continue to implement your vision for this great city by preserving our rural character, natural beauty and small town scale while balancing the rights of property owners.”
Mr. Gothelf ran unopposed in November 2013. Jeanne Pettersen, incumbent in council position #6, announced this week she will also seek another term. Council position #4, held by Ross Loudenbeck, is also up for election this November. According to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, Loudenbeck has not yet filed.
North Bend residents interested in running for city council have until May 15th to file with King County Elections.