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Candidate's Statement

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

Mo Malakoutian PO BOX 3866 BELLEVUE, WA 98009 (425) 780-6362

Education: PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering & MBA, University of Washington; MS Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University

Occupation: Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington; Senior Program Manager, Amazon

Statement: As a Bellevue Planning Commissioner, Wellspring Family Services Board Member, and educator, my focus has always been on breaking down barriers and creating pathways to opportunity. On the City Council, I will apply that experience and passion to ensure that Bellevue remains a welcoming, safe, and diverse city where all residents can thrive. With your support, I'll bring expertise in technology, engineering, and higher education– as well as a proven dedication to community service– to address the opportunities and challenges in our growing city. I'm committed to balanced solutions that meet the needs of our neighborhoods while ensuring affordability for both longtime residents and future generations. As your voice on the Council, I'll prioritize public health and safety, ramping up proven behavioral health and gun violence prevention strategies. I’ll also partner regionally to scale effective homelessness solutions and housing affordability options for seniors and working families. I’ll advocate for transportation and transit investments, and root all decisions in transparency and accountability. Endorsed: Bellevue Firefighters; King County & Local Democrats; MLK Labor; Realtors; Congressmembers DelBene & Smith; 41st & 48th Legislators; County Executive Constantine & Councilmember Balducci; Mayor Robinson; Councilmembers Barksdale, Robertson, Stokes & Zahn; local businesses; community leaders; and more!

You can read the statement Here .

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