2019 Primary Election Coverage: Who's out? Who will win? Does Bellevue Self-Fund its City Council Elections?

"Bellevue’s actively engaged citizenry shapes the city’s future."

 

2019 Bellevue Campaign Contributions as of 8.2.2019This statement from the City of Bellevue's Comprehensive Plan vision is again under attack this election season. Only 531 of approximately 140,000 residents are supporting Council Candidates monetarily. Even though there are many to be engaged, this is a very low percentage.

The state regulates campaign contributions, and candidates must report all contributions. However, there is no requirement that funding must come from the people of Bellevue. 

Bellevue clearly does not self-fund the City Council Candidates' campaigns. Will residents of Bellevue take hold of the campaign reins after the primary?  


Are campaign fund attributes or people contributing to campaigns a predictor of the primary election?



Bellevue Residents are Less than Half of the Campaign 

The largest segment of contributors to Bellevue City Council Candidates campaigns is the home team: individual Bellevue residents, workers, and businesses:

2019 Primary Council Candidates' Priorities Stack Ranked

¬Position 7      Definitions®        Position 1 Statement®

One Bellevue asked the Bellevue City Council Candidates to stack rank (1-25) a list of priorities. Twenty-two were provided. Three others were open-ended.

Definitions

How the terms in the list are defined gives a deeper understanding. You will find the definitions given to the candidates here. In addition, the candidates gave a 150-word vision statement for their first three priorities. Click the links in the table below, 

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