John Robinson to run for Sammamish City Council

Sammamish resident John Robinson today announced he will run for Sammamish City Council this fall.

Robinson said in a press release that population growth, infrastructure management and transportation challenges, as well as the development of the Town Center represented challenges for Sammamish.

“As a city councilmember I will advocate for the people of Sammamish to represent your views and concerns,” he stated in the release.

Robinson plans to work toward a common-sense approach to the city’s growth, effective collaboration with neighboring cities and conservative fiscal policies.

“I intend to help manage our growth, ensure transportation and infrastructure is in place as we grow while maintaining our city character and protecting our fragile environment,” he said. “I will work to make our city inclusive for all its citizens, provide cultural opportunities for the arts and be a good steward for our world-class parks and forest preserves.”

As an entrepreneur, Robinson said that he brings his “strong business management and communication skills” to the council.

“Sammamish is a vibrant, growing community endowed with a beautiful and cherished environment,” Robinson said. “I intend to provide the City Council with a common sense voice of its people to ensure that we protect and maintain our community while managing our growth.”

Robinson lives in Sammamish with his wife Daphne. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University at Northridge. Robinson is a US veteran and founding member of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in Sammamish.