Voters in District 3 should re-elect Kathy Lambert to the Metropolitan King County Council.
FOUR years ago, Kathy Lambert ran unopposed for re-election to the Metropolitan King County Council, which was probably a sign of her popularity as a public servant who meets the needs of her constituents.
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Metropolitan King County Council, District 3
Strengths: Lambert is a go-to problem solver tasked with solving some of King County’s biggest problems.
Since 2002, Lambert has represented the county’s largest district. She has taken on many issues at the heart of King County, including driving the council’s stepped-up oversight of the county’s response to the catastrophic damage at its West Point treatment plant."
She is still getting the job done and should be re-elected to the District 3 seat, despite having a credible opponent in the November election. John K. Murphy, an attorney, retired deputy fire chief and physician assistant, has ideas about how to address the county’s traffic and growth challenges. However, his experience doesn’t match that of Lambert, who has been endorsed by all the mayors in her district.
Since 2002, Lambert has represented the county’s largest district, including the communities of Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, and unincorporated Woodinville.
She has taken on many issues at the heart of King County, including driving the council’s stepped-up oversight of the county’s response to the catastrophic damage at its West Point treatment plant. She has become the new chair of the county’s Regional Water Quality Committee.
Lambert will keep working on homelessness and transportation issues, as well as housing affordability and services to children and youth who have experienced trauma. The voters should give her the chance to finish her work. Re-elect Kathy Lambert.