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Amy Falcone for Kirkland City Council- Press Release 3/4/19

Amy Falcone Announces Run for Kirkland City Council 

Focused on Inclusivity, Smart Growth, and Community Safety

Today Amy Falcone, Human Services Commissioner and Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Board member announced her intention to run for Kirkland City Council, Seat No. 6, in the 2019 election. “This is the time to shape Kirkland’s future for generations to come.” said Falcone, “Investments we make today will ensure Kirkland will be an inclusive, dynamic community, providing opportunities to live, work and play for all our future citizens."   

An experienced community leader focused on inclusivity. One of the finalists for Former Mayor Amy Walen’s vacated seat, Falcone is endorsed by both retiring City Council Member Dave Asher and Washington State House Representative Amy Walen. “As a Human Services Commissioner, Falcone’s ability to see opportunities and passionately advocate for progress has already greatly benefited our city, and she will make even greater contributions on the city council.” said Asher.  “Amy’s unique perspective as a special needs parent and her passion for ensuring that Kirkland is a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone shines through in her work every day,” said Former Mayor Walen.  “From advocating for more affordable housing to recommending additional resources for individuals with disabilities living in our city – she genuinely cares about the people of Kirkland.” 

Smart Growth and Community Safety.  As a PTA Board President for Thoreau Elementary and as Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance Board Member, Falcone uniquely represents the voices of busy Kirkland families.  She has long advocated for maintaining the character of Kirkland’s neighborhoods, and for increasing the city's walkability during this time of unprecedented growth. “Amy’s leadership in the Lake Washington School District and PTA has been integral in creating safer walk to school routes in her community and enacting positive change for students in special needs programs,” said Lake Washington School District Board Member Cassandra Sage. “Both efforts will benefit families for years to come.” 

In addition, Falcone's extensive volunteerism and previous work as a researcher provided Falcone with a solid foundation in managing to budget.  “Amy has shown strength in stewardship of local tax dollars in her work on Kirkland’s Human Services Commission. I am confident she will carry this over into strong fiscal responsibility on City Council,” said Kirkland Human Services Commission Chair Kimberly Scott. 

Falcone spent over a decade in social science research before moving to Kirkland. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Temple University, where she also taught an undergraduate Statistics class.  She currently lives in the Finn Hill neighborhood with her husband and their three young children.


 

Friday, May 17, 2019 7:28 PM

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Kirkland residents will vote on a variety of local and county positions in November.

The following candidates are running for the following positions.

Kirkland City Council Position 2 (Currently held by Tom Neir)
Kelli Curtis

Kirkland City Council Position 4
Toby Nixon (incumbent)
David Schwartz

Kirkland City Council Position 5 (Currently held by Kelli Curtis)
Neal Black
Bill Henkens
Martin Morgan

Kirkland City Council Position 6 (Currently held by Dave Asher)
Amy E. Falcone
Jory Hamilton


Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:30 AM

Candidates continue registering for local Kirkland races

Candidate filing for the November election is next week, with both the Kirkland City Council and Lake Washington School Board primed for a shake up.

On the council, Positions 2 (currently held by Tom Neir), 4 (Toby Nixon) and 6 (Dave Asher) will be up for election for four-year terms, while Position 5 (formerly held by Amy Walen, and now Kelli Curtis) will be a two-year term, expiring in 2021.

Neir already said that he will not seek re-election in 2019, due to growing demands from his business, and Asher is retiring. He is endorsing Amy Falcone, human services commissioner and Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board member, for his seat.

Falcone will be running for the Pos. 6 seat this year too. Falcone has raised more than $7,200 in contributions, again, mostly from small donors.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:30 AM

Vote for Falcone | Letter

I am writing to endorse Amy Falcone enthusiastically for Kirkland City Council Pos. 6.

Amy is a well-respected and effective leader in the community, serving for the past several years on the board of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance, as a PTA president and legislative advocacy chair, and as a member of Kirkland’s Human Services Commission.

She will be a superb representative of Kirkland’s citizens on the City Council.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:45 PM

Falcone announces run for Kirkland City Council

Amy Falcone, human services commissioner and Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance board member announced her intention to run for Kirkland City Council, Pos. 6, in this year’s election.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:52 AM

Kirkland City Council to interview five finalists for vacancy

The Kirkland City Council has selected five candidates to interview at a special meeting on Feb. 19 to fill the current council vacancy: Neal Black, Uzma Butte, Kelli Curtis, Amy Falcone and Sue Keller.


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