We are proud Angela Birney has received the endorsement of the Progressive Voters Guide. Here is their recommendation:
“Redmond Mayor Angela Birney is running for re-election this year. First elected in 2019, Birney was previously the president of the Redmond City Council and served as chair of the Redmond Parks and Trails Commission. Prior to running for office, she was a math and science teacher and an active community volunteer.
During her first term as mayor, Birney oversaw a period of rapid growth and development as Redmond prepares for the arrival of light rail next spring. She was also a key ally for King County’s Health Through Housing program, which seeks to accelerate the region’s response to chronic homelessness. In our interview, she said one of her most important accomplishments was leading Redmond through the pandemic and keeping the community safe and healthy by following the latest public health recommendations.
Birney is running to continue working to improve affordability and sustainability in Redmond. She was supportive of state legislation this year to expand housing options near reliable transit and will advocate for more as the city continues to grow. She emphasized the importance of ensuring Redmond is a welcoming city for the 40 percent of the community that has moved there from outside the United States. She also cited her efforts to prevent crime, especially retail theft, and divert non-emergency calls away from police and firefighters.
Birney has earned a broad slate of endorsements from progressive elected officials and advocacy organizations. Birney is the best choice for Mayor of Redmond.”
Source: Progressive Voters Guide, October 12, 2023