Campaign News

Thank you Katy Harris for a great letter in the Bellevue Reporter!

November 03, 2013

Letter to the editor in Bellevue Reporter

posted Nov 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

As a Homeowner Association President, a neighbor and a friend, I have known Vandana and her family for a decade. She has been consistently and persistently engaged and active in supporting all things Bellevue, including her neighbors, her son’s schools and the greater community, in real, tangible ways.

It is exciting to me as a 20+ year Bellevue resident to see her continuing to serve the Bellevue community by running for Bellevue City Council. She will objectively and wisely utilize the experience she has gained through her dedicated public health career and tireless public service (serving on the Washington State Pharmacy Board, as a Volunteer Advisor with Bellevue College, and as an Overlake Hospital Foundation Trustee, to name just a few).

I am voting for Vandana Slatter because I have known her to be trustworthy, tenacious, engaged and smart. We need innately collaborative people like Vandana on our Bellevue City Council to respectfully and thoughtfully listen and resolve not only the day to day typical city issues to ensure our neighborhoods, our children and indeed our entire community prosper, but also to consider bigger issues important to Bellevue residents like ensuring access to world class healthcare and education.

Katy Harris, Bellevue

The future of Business collaboration in Bellevue and Eastside

October 29, 2013

Thank you to our speakers, entrepreneurs and neighbors for attending a great discussion on formulating business partnerships in a diverse society.

A special thanks to Mr. Yi Ping Chan for being the key note speaker and for your strong support.





Thank you Trina Westerlund for a great letter in the Bellevue Reporter!

October 29, 2013

Letter to the editor in Bellevue Reporter

posted Oct 28, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Vandana Slatter for a new future

Over my 38 years as a resident, Bellevue has become an increasingly vibrant and diverse city.

Change requires the infusion of new talent onto our City Council. Vandana Slatter brings fresh perspectives that are solution-oriented, data-driven, and grounded in the concerns of our citizens.

She has an astute sense of how to generate collaborative alignment. I have known and watched her over the past 10 years, effectively serving on numerous community boards. She listens deeply. She builds bridges. She solves problems.

She hears what is truly being said, while remaining nonpartisan. She pulls out the very essence of critical issues, generating positive action and great results.

Vandana has become a powerful voice for fiscal responsibility and smart development. She knows we must protect our essential services and beautiful neighborhoods. She is steady, focused, reflective and inclusive.

Choose Vandana Slatter for City Council Position No. 6. She is the face of Bellevue’s future.

Trina Westerlund, Bellevue

Endorsed by the Bellevue Reporter

October 18, 2013

It’s an incredible honor to receive the endorsement of the Bellevue Reporter!

“Bellevue’s future is to grow smartly. Slatter’s business background and community connections should help make that happen.”

- Bellevue Reporter

Conrad Lee, Kevin Wallace, Vandana Slatter best for Bellevue City Council | Editorial

posted Oct 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM— updated Oct 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM

The race for Position 6 is a tougher call. Both candidates have achievements and attributes on the plus side of the ledger.

Slatter brings a strong combination of business success and solution-focused approaches to issues that should work well on the council. She has Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Washington and works for a national biotech company. She also has strong community ties as a trustee on the Overlake Hospital Foundation and CHILD, an accredited, therapeutic day-school designed for students 5-17.

Four members of the City Council endorse her: Wallace, Jennifer Robertson, Claudia Balducci and Don Davidson.

Bellevue’s future is to grow smartly. Slatter’s business background and community connections should help make that happen.

Her opponent, Lynne Robinson, also has a strong resume from her work over the past decade on the Bellevue Parks Board and the Network on Aging. Her experience from work on issues and with various community organizations would be a plus on the council. She also supports a balanced approach to help Bellevue move into the future. However, Slatter’s background indicates that she would be better positioned to help the city move forward at this time.

The Bellevue Reporter endorses Conrad Lee, Kevin Wallace and Vandana Slatter.

– Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter

Thank you Don Davidson for a great letter in the Bellevue Reporter!

October 18, 2013

Letter to the editor in Bellevue Reporter

posted Oct 16, 2013 at 7:46 AM

As a former Bellevue mayor and current City Council member, I know what it takes to lead our city. As Bellevue grows and changes it is critical we elect community leaders who can work across party lines, prepare us for economic growth and change, and protect what makes Bellevue special.

Vandana Slatter is running for my position on the council. She is an independent thinker who can work collaboratively and effectively on the council. Vandana is the only candidate endorsed by a majority of city council members – both Democrats and Republicans – a testament of her ability to be a nonpartisan and balanced voice for our city.

In addition, her business experience as a leader in the biotech industry uniquely qualifies her to support Bellevue’s local economy and future prosperity.

Through her work in our neighborhoods, with Overlake Hospital, and Bellevue College, Vandana has proven her commitment to protect what we love most about our city.

Don Davidson, Bellevue