North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland Announces Re-Election Bid

Today North Bend Mayor Rob McFarland announced his intention to seek a second term. Following the announcement, Mayor McFarland released the following statement –

“Serving the citizens of North Bend as mayor has been an incredible honor and privilege. As I reflect on a challenging start to my first term due to what turned out to be a global pandemic, I’m proud of the decisions that were made and the work that was done for the betterment of our community. As your mayor, I look forward to the opportunity to continue to utilize my experience and knowledge to foster and enhance our highly livable small-town community.

I have been active in our community since I arrived over 25 years ago with my wife, Roberta, and daughters, Kathryn and Rebekah. Prior to becoming mayor, I volunteered my time and expertise to various commissions and organizations, including the Parks and Planning

Commissions, the Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association, the Encompass Board, and the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation.” I listened, and I learned.

Under my leadership as mayor, the city’s transportation and infrastructure is vastly improving, communications were enhanced and expanded, business sustainability is supported, and business growth has increased significantly, additional housing diversity is being created, support for our social service agencies was increased threefold, and our city parks and trails have been upgraded and expanded – all while keeping a small town sense of caring and

fellowship that shows honest-to-goodness interest in the welfare of others.

Focused leadership, extensive experience and love of community is what I offer the citizens of North Bend. I would appreciate your vote.”

*Endorsements as of April 25, 2023:

  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier, WA 8th Congressional District
  • Senator Mark Mullet, WA 5th Legislative District
  • King Co. Councilmember Sarah Perry, District 3
  • Mayor Katherine Ross, City of Snoqualmie
  • Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, City of Issaquah
  • Mayor Angelia Birney, City of Redmond
  • Mayor Amy Ockerlander, City of Duvall
  • Mayor Dana Ralph, City of Kent
  • Commissioner Bud Raisio, Si View Metro Parks
  • Commission President Susan Kelly, Si View Metro Parks
  • Councilmember Jim Rybal, City of Carnation
  • Councilmember Barbara de Michele, City of Issaquah
  • Councilmember Rob Wotton, City of Snoqualmie
  • Dick Ryon, KCD Chair, Board of Supervisors (retired)
  • Mark Correreira, North Bend Parks Commissioner
  • Mary Barrett, Board President, Mt Si Senior Center
  • Ken Hearing, Board Vice-President, Mt Si Senior Center; former North Bend Mayor
  • Rudy Edwards, Board, Mt Si Senior Center
  • Michelle and Jonathan Pearlstein, JD – Board, Habitat for Humanity King & Kittitas Co
  • Nancy Whitaker, LEO Director and former Encompass Executive Director
  • Gary Schwartz, founder Valley Center Stage
  • Gianfranco, Giordana, and the whole Bafaro family, Il Paesano Ristorante
  • Lucas and Jamie Haines, founders/owners Volition Brewing
  • Cindy and Jim Walker, former North Bend Theater owners
  • Jane-Ellen and Winfred Seymour, Encompass board (retired)
  • Marie and Mark Joy
  • Dr. William (Bill) Kirschner
  • Nels and Anne Barnard Melgaard, Mt Si Nursery
  • Jill and Scott Massengill, Park St. Healing Arts
  • Alicia Messa, Boards – Chamber of Commerce; Empower Youth Network
  • Jason Glazer, Edward Jones Investments
  • Molly and Kevin Haggerty, SVSD teacher; Encompass Board Emeritus
  • Beth and Kevin Burrows, North Bend Theater; SV Museum
  • Tonya Guinn, Trail Youth Coffee
  • Gary Towe, North Bend Planning Commission (former)
  • Chris Rustik, North Bend Economic Development Commission

*Businesses/organizations listed for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement of the business/organization itself.

To read more about Mayor Rob’s achievements, qualifications, endorsements, community connections and ways to get involved, visit

[Information provided by McFarland4Mayor]

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