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Guest Post: Why Dr. Ashley Eckel is the best choice for Clyde Hill City Council

Somewhere in your house right now, perhaps hidden under a pile of junk mail, is your ballot for the August 1 Primary Election. Primaries have some of the lowest voter participation rates but are critically important. In non-partisan races like Clyde Hill City Council, they will determine which two candidates running in Position 2 will be advancing to the November 7 General Election.

Dr. Ashley Eckel should receive your vote because she is an incredibly intelligent, well-credentialed, and active community member. She has been performing the job with distinction after being unanimously appointed by her council colleagues in May.

As a medical doctor performing pediatric cancer research, we trust she will do her homework on issues that come before the council and balance her decisions on data, research, and the community’s needs — not personal interests.

If we don’t retain Dr. Eckel on the council, Clyde Hill’s elected officials will be made up entirely of men. As a wife, mother of two, and the lone woman on the council, she provides an important and diverse viewpoint that we need.

Lastly, our community’s priorities are Dr. Ashley Eckel’s priorities — responsible budgeting, public safety, and a focus on critical government services. We trust Ashley will strongly advocate for the community and represent us well.

Thank you for considering voting for Dr. Ashley Eckel.


  • Marilyn (Lyn) Adams
  • Teri Forsberg
  • Spencer Nurse
  • Cabot Dow
  • Mike Foley
  • Bruce Dodds
  • Aubrey Solheim
  • Laura Ebrahimi
  • Greg Roe
  • Marilee Smith-Fitch
  • Susan Baldwin
  • Jill Zimmerman
  • Mayor Marianne Klaas 
  • Plavi Mittal
  • BJ Kuula 
  • John Schwager
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