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Jennifer Sutton Announces Candidacy for Issaquah City Council, Position 2

ISSAQUAH – Jennifer Sutton has announced her candidacy for the Issaquah City Council. Sutton has filed a declaration with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission for Position 2.

Sutton has a long history of public policy involvement, and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Pepperdine University, with a focus in State and Local Policy. Sutton is a Program Manager for T-Mobile, USA in Bellevue, WA, and has previously worked as a political and public relations consultant. Her husband, Christopher Hetzel, is an architectural historian.

Sutton currently serves as a Commissioner on Issaquah’s Human Services (appointed 2013) and Sister Cities commissions (appointed 2014). Other community activities include serving as a board member for the nonpartisan King County Conservation Voters since 2010, and service on the board of the Center for Women and Democracy and other community organizations. She also has experience working on policy issues at the state level in Washington and South Dakota, and at the local level for the City of Los Angeles, in addition to her work for Issaquah.

Sutton sees service on the City Council as a way to continue her commitment to public service. “I am committed to Issaquah, and am running because I believe in forging strong connections with Issaquah residents, in advocating for our community, and in leadership as a public service. One thing I have learned over the years is that we all want what’s best for our community, and where we have differences is in how to get there. With that perspective as a starting point, I hope to advocate for a healthy Issaquah as a member of Issaquah’s City Council.”

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