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City Councilmember Tom Neir will not seek re-election in 2019

Media Contact: Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

Kirkland, Wash. – Kirkland City Councilmember Tom Neir announced today that he will not seek re-election to Council Position #2 this fall due to growing demands from his business. 

“I make this announcement with great sadness,” said Councilmember Neir.  “I love Kirkland. Serving on the Kirkland City Council has been one of life’s great honors."

Councilmember Neir stated that recently his business has required an increased level of commitment and focus, “It is clear to me that I simply won’t have time to meet the high standard of service I expect of myself as a Councilmember.”

 Additionally, Councilmember Neir encouraged all qualified residents to explore running for the Council seat, “There is no better way to serve our community. Our recent Council appointment process has shown that we have many talented and dedicated residents who are ready to step up. I will help future candidates any way I can, and I am excited to see what they will accomplish.”  

Neir was elected in 2017 for a two-year term and will serve through December 31, 2019. Neir is Chairman of the Kirkland Planning and Economic Development Committee and serves on the Public Works/Parks/Human Service Committee.  He also represents Kirkland regionally on the Eastside Transportation Partnership and the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 8) Management Committee.