John Resha, announced his candidacy for Lake Forest Park City Council Monday. Resha seeks one of three council seats up for election in 2013, currently filled by Don Fiene, Sandy Koppenol and Robert Lee, but his campaign said he has not yet decided which seat he will seek.
“I want Lake Forest Park to be a sustainable community where people can belong, connect and live now and in the years to come. When that vision is combined with the pressures of leading through tough financial years and the upcoming vacant leadership positions in our City Council, I am compelled to seek a return to elected service," Resha said in a press release.
Resha identified his top priorities as providing steadfast, experienced leadership to deliver sustainable policy and financial actions based on the priorities of Lake Forest Park (LFP) residents and business; actively engaging and promoting a community-centered vision for LFP; and supporting the vision and stewardship of the people by taking action to ensure that LFP is a place not a pass through.
He currently serves as a non-political analyst and advisor to the King County Council, leading issues such as transportation and countywide performance management.
Resha comes to the race with more than twenty years of executive and community leadership, including LFP Planning Commissioner (2011-12), and as elected Councilmember for the City of Redmond, WA (2003-07).
Resha says he has a strong base of support, including endorsements from all three LFP City Councilmembers Don Fiene, Sandy Koppenol and Robert Lee, all of whom he says don't plan to seek re-election, as well as King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and other past and current residents and leaders of Lake Forest Park.
Resha's campaign website can be found here.
Editor's note: As of the time of publication, Fiene, Koppenol, and Lee have not yet responded to Patch queries about whether they intend to seek re-election.