Jay Arnold Announces Broad Set of Early Endorsements for City Council Candidacy


Joan McBride, Sants Contreras, Jon Pascal Supporting Arnold’s Campaign


Jay Arnold announced a broad set of early endorsements for his Council campaign, including support from Jon Pascal, who previously was considering a run for the Council.


“Jay and I have similar perspectives from serving together on the Planning Commission,” said Pascal, who has joined Arnold’s campaign committee.  “He recognizes the importance of encouraging economic development, while at the same time addressing concerns in our neighborhoods.”


“I am honored to have Jon’s support and involvement on my campaign team,” replied Arnold.  “Jon’s expertise in transportation issues and understanding of issues facing our new neighborhoods is invaluable.”


Arnold announced endorsements from Mayor Joan McBride, former Kirkland City Council member Sants Contreras and neighborhood leaders Scott Morris, Anna Rising, and Johanna Palmer.


“As we update our plans for Kirkland 2035, Jay understands how engaged neighborhoods can support economic development and meet livability goals while also preserving and building upon the unique features and character of each neighborhood.” continued Pascal.  “Many neighborhoods have no neighborhood plans, or plans that have not been updated in more than 25 years.  Jay will develop a solution for a sustainable neighborhood planning process to continue Kirkland’s tradition of maintaining a high quality of life.”


Arnold is serving in his second term as a Planning Commissioner, and is a former chair.  He previously co-chaired the successful YES! for Great Kirkland Parks campaign.  He is running for Kirkland City Council in Position #1, which is currently held by Joan McBride, who is not running for re-election.


Previously, Arnold announced endorsements from former Mayor Dave Russell, former Councilmember Nona Ganz, and State Representatives Roger Goodman and Cyrus Habib.


Arnold lives in the Norkirk neighborhood with his wife, Mary Beth Binns, and three daughters, ages 10, 9, and 8, who attend Lake Washington School District’s Community School in Houghton.


You can get updates from his campaign on Facebook at http://facebook.com/VoteJayArnold.