Local attorney and community advocate Justin Walsh has announced his campaign for Issaquah City Council.
Walsh is running for Position 3, the seat being vacated by Eileen Barber, who earlier this year announced she is not seeking reelection.
“I grew up in this area — I’ve seen Issaquah grow and change tremendously over the last several decades, even over the last several years,” Walsh stated in a press release. “It’s time for fresh leadership on the council, leadership with the experience and the knowledge to get things done for our city. I want to tackle the issues head on and keep an eye on the future. With each decision, we should be asking ourselves ‘How does this impact us now?’ and ‘How does this impact us twenty years from now?’”
Walsh’s top priorities include ensuring reasonable and infrastructure-supported growth, protecting the area’s incredible natural resources, reducing outside traffic through Issaquah and building partnerships with neighboring cities and the county to ensure strong regional collaboration and problem-solving.
Born and raised in Renton, Walsh is a lifelong resident of the region. He is the founding attorney for Issaquah Law Group, a local law firm that works with businesses of all sizes, including Issaquah Coffee Company, Eastside Emergency Physicians, Cash and Carry, and Lowe’s Home Centers.
Walsh has served as a member of the city of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission and as chair of the King County Civil Rights Commission. He volunteers with TeamChild, a nonprofit focused on upholding the legal rights of youth to ensure they have opportunities to succeed. Additionally, Walsh served as a volunteer firefighter with Eastside Fire and Rescue.