Tom has announced he is a candidate for Position No. 2 on the Kirkland City Council, a position formerly held by Shelly Kloba, our new state legislator.
Tom grew-up in Kirkland, attended Lake View Elementary, Kirkland Junior High and graduated from Lake Washington High School and the University of Washington. He played baseball when Kirkland was known as “Baseball Town” USA and Tom was part of Kirkland’s Senior Babe Ruth 1975 National Championship team.
He served as Chairman of the Kirkland Transportation Commission and is co-founder and board member of the Kirkland Parks Foundation. He currently serves as a board member of Tilth Alliance (formerly Seattle Tilth) a statewide organization.
“I view Kirkland as a wonderful gem of a city with a long and proud history of citizen involvement. I plan to build on this incredible foundation to ensure our citizens continue to enjoy a healthy, safe, and caring community,” said Tom.
Tom has early and broad support, including early endorsements from former Mayors Dave Russell & Mayor Mary-Alice Burleigh, Author & former Mayor Bob Neir, former Councilmember & Park Steward Nona Ganz, former City Manager, Dave Ramsay, former Parks Director, Lynn Stokesbary, former Parks Director, Jennifer Schroder, Former Parks Board Chair Sue Keller, former KAN Co-Chair Bea Nahon, former KAN Co-Chair Lisa McConnell and many others.
Tom welcomes constructive debate on issues including: fiscal responsibility, environment, social services, transportation, growth, and safety.
NEIR FOR KIRKLAND Campaign Committee