Seven Candidates To Vie For 3 Kirkland City Council Seats

Back: Toby Nixon, Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet, Jay Arnold, Dave Asher Front: Doreen Marchione, Mayor Amy Walen, Shelley Kloba

Back: Toby Nixon, Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet, Jay Arnold, Dave Asher
Front: Doreen Marchione, Mayor Amy Walen, Shelley Kloba

According to King County records (unofficial), seven candidates have filed as candidates for Kirkland City Council. The most contested seat is Position No. 2, in which incumbent Councilmember Shelly Kloba will face what looks to be three challengers in the August 4 primary election -- Jory Hamilton, Bill Henkens and Jason Chinchilla. Kloba's first term on the Kirkland City Council started in March 2013 when it was vacated. She was elected in November 2013 to serve the remainder of the term.

Incumbent Dave Asher, who has served on the Kirkland City Council since January 2000, will be challenged by Martin Morgan. Incumbent Toby Nixon will be unopposed in the general election.