Roger Chapanis, one of four people to register for Sammamish City Council Position 7, announced this week that he would be dropping out of the race due to health reasons.

Roger Chapanis drops out of Sammamish City Council Position 7 race

Roger Chapanis, one of four people to register for Sammamish City Council Position 7, announced this week that he would be dropping out of the race due to health reasons.

“I can’t continue in this state,” he told the Reporter.

Additionally, he said that he was “way behind” the other candidates with tasks like creating a candidate website, campaign material and outreach activities.

Chapanis’ name will still appear on the primary ballot, as he missed King County Elections’ deadline to withdraw, which was May 22.

Chapanis, 69, has lived in the city of Sammamish since 1986. He said the city is a wonderful place to live and he just wanted to give back, which is why he filed for the open City Council seat.

He said he would have been a good addition to the council, as he brings good communication skills to the table.

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