I am writing to endorse Jesse Bornfreund for Sammamish City Council. I am a resident of Sammamish, and had the distinct pleasure of working with Jesse at Microsoft for four years. One of the things which impressed me about Jesse is how he always seemed to take a roomful of people, often with different agendas, and very different ideas about what needed to be done, and drive them to a consensus in which everyone felt as though their ideas and approaches were being listened to, and agreed to a way forward that enabled a result. In business, that’s a critical skill, something we need more of in government, and Jesse is better at it than most of the people I’ve worked with over a very long career.
When Jesse told me he was running for Sammamish City Council, I was very excited, and I thought, “that’s exactlythe kind of person we need.” Sammamish is a great place to live, but like any city as young as ours, we have to have a vision we can agree on to move forward, even if we all think just a little bit differently about it. We need people on council who can drive consensus, and more importantly, push for results, not just studies, and talk, and plans with no action. We have to move forward from getting our city off the ground, which we have done, to achieving a future that will sustain our growth, and continue to make Sammamish one of the most desirable places to live, shop, play, work, and visit.
Jesse’s candidacy brings a unique perspective and skillset, with a keen focus on achieving results. I wholeheartedly endorse Jesse Bornfreund for Sammamish City Council Position 6. He has my vote…I encourage you to give him yours!!
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