Press Release
Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson to Run for Re-Election to City Council

Robinson touts record on affordable housing, economy, and community priorities; pledges continued action on pandemic response

Bellevue – Today, Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson announced that she will seek a third term on the Bellevue City Council.

“I’m proud of my record as Mayor and on the City Council,” said Robinson. “In good times and through the challenges of the past year, we’ve come together to deliver real progress on community priorities and keep our city on a cutting-edge path toward a prosperous future. I’m running for reelection to ensure proven leadership during the pandemic and to continue serving Bellevue neighbors when this crisis ends and beyond.”

Elected by her peers on the city council to serve as Bellevue’s mayor since 2020, Robinson has led the city’s COVID-19 response – connecting communities with needed resources; coordinating support for local businesses, including special attention for small, minority-owned businesses; and protecting needed services while passing a balanced budget.

“As we combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges of a growing region, I will continue to put our community first and bring thoughtful, collaborative, and forward thinking leadership to our city,” said Robinson. “By creating new jobs, more affordable housing, implementing transportation solutions to address congestion, and protecting our parks and green spaces, Bellevue can remain a shining example for our region as a thriving and welcoming city.”

On the city council, Robinson has spearheaded efforts to tackle the region’s affordability crisis, helping to develop and implement the city’s affordable housing plan. In her third term, Robinson looks to continue bringing stakeholders together to build and preserve affordable housing, provide services and shelter for the homeless, and protect neighborhood character, parks, and open spaces.

A longtime Bellevue resident, Robinson listens to local needs and has a proven track record of delivering for the community, including advocating for a new multicultural center, local workforce development, environmental stewardship and safe routes to school while ensuring an accountable, responsive municipal government. Robinson additionally serves as a co-chair of the League of Minority Voters.

This record of local action, along with her collaborative approach, has earned her broad support and endorsements from local elected and community leaders. Robinson enters the race with the backing of fellow councilmembers John Stokes, Jennifer Robertson, and Jared Nieuwenhuis. She is also endorsed by Executive Dow Constantine, County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, State Senator Patty Kuderer, State Representatives Tana Senn and Amy Walen, Redmond Mayor Angela Birney, and Mercer Island Mayor Benson Wong.

“We’ve been able to bridge political differences and accomplish great things in Bellevue by coming together, developing comprehensive solutions, and putting into action policies that are right for our city’s students, seniors, workers, and businesses,” said Robinson. “I’m grateful for the support of my council colleagues and other local partners – I know by working together across our city and region, we will keep Bellevue moving forward.” … Read More