2023 Re-election endorsements

I am honored to have the support of the following organizations, elected officials, and community members. Our work of prudent governance and sound policy-making takes collaboration and partnerships to deliver for Bellevue and our region. 

28 Elected and former officials representing Bellevue: 

Adam Smith, United States Congressman

Suzan DelBene, United States Congresswoman


Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General

Hilary Franz, Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Steve Hobbs, Washington State Secretary of State

Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington State


Patty Kuderer, State Senator

Lisa Wellman, State Senator


Amy Walen, State Representative

My-Linh Thai, State Representative

Tana Senn, State Representative

Vandana Slatter, State Representative


Lynne Robinson, Mayor - City of Bellevue

Jeremy Barksdale, Bellevue City Councilmember

John Stokes, Bellevue City Councilmember


Steve Kasner, East Bellevue Community Councilmember (former)

Gerry Hughes, East Bellevue Community Councilmember (former)


Carolyn Watson, Bellevue School Board Director

Jane Aras, Bellevue School Board Director

Chris Marks, Bellevue School Board Director (former)


Dow Constantine, King County Executive

Claudia Balducci, King County Councilmember and former Mayor of Bellevue

John Arthur Wilson, King County Assessor


Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commission President

Toshiko Hasagawa, Port of Seattle Commission Vice-President

Ryan Calkins, Port of Seattle Commissioner

Hamdi Mohamed, Port of Seattle Commissioner

Fred Fellerman, Port of Seattle Commissioner


33+ Organizational Endorsements:

The Seattle Times

Northwest Asian Weekly

Chinese Radio Seattle


Bellevue Firefighters

Retired Firefighters of Washington (RFFOW)


Affordable Housing Council (Master Builders)

Seattle King County Realtors

Associated General Contractors


Washington Conservation Action

Sierra Club

Transportation for Washington

Washington Bikes

314 STEM


National Women's Political Caucus

Planned Parenthood Votes

Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Humane Voters of Washington


Greater China Hong Kong Business Association of Washington

Women of Color in Politics



Laborer's International Union of North America

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW46)

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587

Seattle Building Trades

MLK Labor

Southwest Mountain States Carpenters


SEIU 925 (Education and public service)

Transit Riders Union

Sage Leaders


King County Democrats

King County Young Democrats

41st LD Democrats

48th LD Democrats

King County Federation of Democratic Women


Other Organizational Distinctions:


Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction


Elected Officials who support Janice working in partnership for our region and Washington state:


Bob Hasagawa, Washington State Senator


Sarah Perry, King County Councilmember

Girmay Zahalay, King County Councilmember

Joe McDermott, King County Councilmember

Rod Dembowski, King County Councilmember


Mary Lou Pauly, Mayor - City of Issaquah

Victoria Hunt - Issaquah City Council President

Lindsey Walsh - Issaquah City Councilmember

Barbara de Michele - Issaquah City Councilmember

Russell Joe - Issaquah City Councilmember


Wendy Weiker, Mercer Island City Councilmember

Craig Reynolds, Mercer Island City Councilmember

Benson Wong, Mercer Island Mayor (former)


Angela Birney, Redmond Mayor

Jeralee Anderson, Redmond City Councilmember

Vanessa Kritzer, Redmond City Councilmember

Jessica Forsythe, Redmond City Council President

Melissa Stuart, Redmond City Councilmember


Jay Arnold, Deputy Mayor - City of Kirkland

Amy Falcone - Kirkland City Councilmember

Kelli Curtis - Kirkland City Councilmember

Neal Black, Kirkland City Councilmember


Ed Prince, Renton City Councilmember


Ariana Sherlock, Deputy Mayor of Newcastle

Paul Charbonneau, Newcastle City Councilmember

Carol Simpson, Newcastle City Councilmember (former)


Ed Stern, Poulsbo City Councilmember and former President of Association of Washington Cities

Matt Larson, former Mayor of Snoqualmie


Amy Lam, Deputy Mayor of Sammamish

Pam Stuart, Sammamish City Councilmember

Karen Howe, Sammamish City Councilmember


Mason Thompson, Mayor - City of Bothell

Rami Al-Kabri, Deputy Mayor - City of Bothell

Jenne Alderks, Bothell City Councilmember


Will Chen, Edmonds City Councilmember

Chris Roberts, Shoreline City Councilmember

Doris McConnell, Shoreline City Councilmember

Catherine Stanford, Lake Forest Park Councilmember


Melanie O'Cain, Deputy Mayor of Kenmore

Corina Pheil, Kenmore City Councilmember


Nancy Backus, Mayor - City of Auburn

Yolanda Trout-Manuel, Auburn City Councilmember


Kate Kruller, Tukwila City Councilmember

Kathy Hougardy, Tukwila City Councilmember


Lydia Assefa-Dawson, Federal Way City Councilmember

Bryan Yambe, Fife City Councilmember


Ty Stober, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver

Betsy Wilkerson, Council President - City of Spokane

Community members and leaders who support Janice:

Carolynn Ferris, Bellevue Planning Commission Chair

Mohammad Malakoutian, Bellevue Planning Commissioner

Karol Brown, Bellevue Planning Commissioner

Pat Sheffels, Bellevue Planning Commissioner (former)


Loreana Marciante, Bellevue Transportation Commissioner

Brad Helland, Bellevue Transportation Commissioner

Jonathan Kurz, Bellevue Transportation Commissioner


Dave Hamilton, Bellevue Parks Board Chair

Heather Trescases, Bellevue Parks Board member


Jim McEachran, Bellevue Human Services Commissioner (former)

Jude Mercer, Bellevue Human Services Commissioner (former)


Maria Lau Hui, Bellevue Arts Commission Chair (former)


Negin Khanloo, Bellevue Environmental Services Commissioner

Diann Strom, Bellevue Environmental Services Commissioner (former)


Angela Cheung, Bellevue Diversity Advantage Network member

Haruka Kojima, Bellevue Diversity Advantage Network Interim Chair

Mohamed Bahr, Bellevue Diversity Advantage Network member (former)

Vyonne Adagala, Bellevue Diversity Advantage Network member


Gazel Tan, Bellevue Network on Aging committee member


Patrick Foran, former City of Bellevue Parks Director 


Sally Lawrence, Chair of Save Coal Creek Steering Committee


Alaric Bien

Allison Howe

Allison Sheneman

Angelie Chong

Betty Speith

Benjamin Lee

Bill and Sheela Westre

Bill and Sandy Grace

Christopher Randels

Claire Sumadiwirya

Court Olson

Dan and Cheryl Nygaard

David Bowling

Debbie Lacy

Dexter Borbe

Grace Chien

Hal Ferris

Harminder Paul

Heather Kelley

Jagan Nemani

Jean Harris

Jeff and Ann Norman

Jennifer Fischer

Jesse Franklin

Jivana Aras

Kat Pipkin

Keri Pravitz

Lalita Uppala

Leslie Lum

Linda Hoffner

Margie and James Chen

Melissa Pearse

Michael Byun

Michael Itti

Narima Amin

Norma Line

Ross Jacobson

Ruth Lipscomb

Ruth Marsh

Sally Fouche

Samuel Rodriquez

Sarah and Todd Langton

Shiao Yen Wu

Stacy Graven


Ty Rudder

Tim Lee