News on Lynne Robinson for Bellevue City Council

Monday October 21, 2013

Robinson, Slatter vie for open city council position

Wednesday October 16, 2013

Robinson's experience a plus for council

Tuesday October 15, 2013

Dueling Liberals: Bellevue Council Likely To Shift Left -

Wednesday September 18, 2013

Election Roundup | Sept 13 - Bellevue Reporter

Friday September 13,2013 Page4

Thursday September 12, 2013

Robinson understands challenges facing city - Bellevue Reporter


Tuesday September 10, 2013

King County Executive Dow Constantine gave his sole endorsement yesterday to Lynne Robinson, the Bellevue Parks Board member who's running against Vandana Slatter, the largely self-funded Amgen pharmacist, for the Bellevue City Council seat that will be vacated next year by Republican Don Davidson, who lost in the primary and endorsed Slatter.

The race marks a bit of a turning point for Bellevue as both candidates are young, Democratic women with strong progressive (and pro-transit) bona fides - Robinson has the backing of Seattle City Council members Tom Rasmussen and Sally Bagshaw, and Slatter is supported by both NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Planned Parenthood Votes NW.

Monday September 9, 2013

King County Executive Dow Constantine Endorses

Lynne Robinson for Bellevue City Council

BELLEVUE:  King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed Bellevue Parks Board Member Lynne Robinson for City Council, headlining a growing list of local and regional leaders supporting Robinson, a longtime civic volunteer, small business owner, and PTA mom. 

“Lynne Robinson has proven her commitment to the people of Bellevue through her volunteer leadership for parks, seniors and schools,” said Constantine. “She will bring hands-on experience and fresh ideas to the City Council, where together we can make progress on transit and transportation, human services and economic growth.”

“Lynne is a proven, local leader with an appreciation for Bellevue’s regional potential,” Constantine added.  “I am pleased to offer her my endorsement and support.”

In addition to Executive Constantine, Robinson also formally announced recent endorsements from former Bellevue Mayor Terry Lukens, former Council members Jean Carpenter and Margot Blacker, and regional leaders including former County Council member Bruce Laing, Kirkland Deputy Mayor Doreen Marchione, Redmond Council member Kimberly Allen, Renton Mayor Denis Law, and Seattle Council member Sally Bagshaw.  In total, four former Bellevue Mayors have endorsed Robinson and more than two-dozen nonpartisan current and former local elected officials from the Eastside.

“I am so proud of the growing base of local and regional support for our campaign,” said Robinson, who won over 48% of the primary vote in her first run at elected office. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Bellevue City Council, along with Executive Constantine and leaders across the region, as we make sure light rail gets built, our roads are repaired, and we secure needed resources for human services.” 

Tuesday August 6, 2013

Robinson dominates Bellevue City Council race

Lynne Robinson took a huge lead over incumbent Don Davidson and big-spending candidate Vandana Slatter in a race for Bellevue City Council.

Slatter, a political newcomer, held a narrow lead in Tuesday returns over Davidson, a longtime councilmember and former mayor whose campaign got off to a slow start due to illness.

Thursday July 25, 2013



Friday July 19, 2013

Lynne was voted Best of Bellevue for Best Public Figure by Bellevue Residents. Congrats Lynne!

Sunday July14, 2013

Seattle Times Editorial:

Bellevue council members fight to keep conservative majority

The primary pits two challengers against Bellevue City Councilmember Don Davidson, who is recovering from surgery, and three against Kevin Wallace.

Friday July12, 2013

Seattle Times Endorsement: Robinson and Kasner, new voices for Bellevue City Council

The Bellevue City Council has two races on the August primary ballot. Two challengers offer a welcome ration of perspective from the community.

THE Bellevue City Council needs a fresh infusion of new voices and vision for a growing, changing community.

Friday June 21, 2013

Bellevue Firefighters are All in for Lynne!

Dear Friends,

With just weeks until Primary Election ballots reach mailboxes, I am thrilled to announce the sole endorsement of the Bellevue Firefighters, IAFF 1604!! It means the world to me to have their support. You and our local firefighters can count on me to prioritize public safety on the Council.

I am working hard every day to ensure I have the opportunity to be your voice on the Council.  I have visited over 1,500 voters all across Bellevue from West Lake Sammamish to Northtown, and in newly annexed Eastgate, which will be voting in Bellevue this year for the first time.

I hope you will help me spread the word about my campaign at a doorbell day next Saturday, June 29th at 10am.  Working together, we can reach hundreds of voters across Bellevue in a few short hours. Please RSVP to Daniel Warwick at to sign up!

That day is also a great opportunity to get your All in for Lynne Yard Sign!  Signs are at the printer now – please email to get your sign and display it in your yard.  We will take care of the rest.

Thank you so much for your support!


Thursday May 23, 2013

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that this campaign is official -- last week I filed for Bellevue City Council, Position 6! We always knew we would have one opponent, but after Friday we have two, which means a Primary Election in August!

That doesn't change our plan undefined we just keep doing what we are doing: talking to voters, securing endorsements, and raising the necessary resources undefined but it does mean we need your support now.  Please make a contribution today and bring us to our Primary Election fundraising goal!

The next two and a half months are going to be a lot of work, but with the support I have received from across Bellevue, I am more energized than ever! I am proud to annouce the sole endorsements of Bellevue Council members John Chelminiak and John Stokes. They join Council member Claudia Balducci, former Council member Nancy Rising, and Bellevue Library Commissioners Chiho Lai and Andrew Peabody who are already All in for Lynne! 

Please show your support today and ensure a victory in August, as well as November. Whether the donation is $50 or $100 or $900, every contribution allows me to have more contact with voters and get one step closer to victory.


Thank you for your friendship and continued support,

Lynne Robinson
Candidate for Bellevue City Council, Position 6

Wednesday May 1, 2013

Robinson for Bellevue City Council Announces $35,000 Raised

Robinson raises close to 15,000 in April contributions, adds key community leaders to broad list of supporters

BELLEVUE – In just over two months on the campaign trail, Lynne Robinson for Bellevue City Council announces $35,000 raised in contributions and pledges with close to $15,000 raised in April alone.  In a demonstration of her broad local support, the Bellevue Parks commissioner, Bellevue Network on Aging Board Member, and small business owner has raised over 90% of her contributions directly from Bellevue and Eastside donors with an average contribution of $243.

In addition to a successful month in fundraising, Robinson has secured more key endorsements including former Bellevue Mayor Cary Bozeman, and former Councilmembers Iris Tocher and Margot Blacker.  These latest endorsers join over 75 community leaders including State Representative Ross Hunter and Former Mayors Connie Marshall and Nan Campbell.  Click here for a complete list of endorsers.

Robinson, who presented to U.S. Representative Smith in her role as a Bellevue Network on Aging Board Member on Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013 earlier this month said, “I am honored to have received such an outpouring of support from the elected officials, community leaders, and residents I have worked with for years from across the community.  As Councilmember, I will work every day to position Bellevue for the future, while staying sensitive to the needs of our community.”

Robinson is running for Position 6, currently held by incumbent Don Davidson.  She and her husband, a housing and human services professional, live in the Woodridge neighborhood. Their children attended Bellevue Public Schools, and one is currently a graduating senior.

Tuesday April 23, 2013

Groundbreaking for the new Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor's Center. It will be a fantastic addition to the gardens that will serve the entire community.

Breaking ground for new Botanical Garden visitor center

Plants aren't the only things growing at the Bellevue Botanical Garden this spring. To accommodate a steady increase in popularity, the Garden is set for some dramatic growth of its own, including the construction of a new visitor center and expansion of the parking lot...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lynne Robinson for Bellevue City Council Campaign Momentum Grows with New Endorsements, Campaign Funds
Former Bellevue Mayors Nan Campbell, and Connie Marshall join community leaders supporting Robinson for Council; Over $21,000 raised to date

BELLEVUE – Momentum on the Lynne Robinson campaign for Bellevue City Council continues to grow with the announcement of two key endorsers, former Bellevue Mayors Nan Campbell and Connie Marshall, and former Council Members Iris Tocher and Margot Blacker. These latest endorsers join State Representative Ross Hunter and current and former city leaders supporting the Bellevue Parks commissioner, small business owner, and advocate for seniors.

Robinson also announced having raised over $21,000 in just six weeks. Contributions were received from over 60 supporters, $20,000 of which was raised from Bellevue and East King County contributors.

In addition to running an aggressive campaign, Robinson presented to U.S. Representative Adam Smith earlier this week in her role as a Bellevue Network on Aging Board Member, advocating for “Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013”.

Lynne is running for Position 6, currently held by incumbent Don Davidson.  She and her husband, a housing and human services professional, live in the Woodridge neighborhood. Their children attended Bellevue Public Schools, and one is currently a graduating senior.

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News on Bellevue Patch:

Lynne Robinson Announces Run for Bellevue City Council Position 6

Feb 22, 2013 – Lynne Robinson, a business owner and Bellevue parks commissioner, announced that she will run for Position 6, which is held currently by incumbent Councilman Don Davidson...

Bellevue parks commissioner Lynne Robinson to run for City Council

February 22, 2013 · 11:12 AM

Bellevue parks commissioner Lynne Robinson will run for the City Council is fall for Position 6, now held by Don Davidson.

“We are a growing, diverse city in need of new energy and perspectives on the Council undefined and a healthy dose of civility,” Robinson said in her announcement...


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