Malchow narrowly wins mayor vote, while Clark becomes youngest deputy mayor in Sammamish history.
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The anti-development faction narrowly lost three races to candidates who have a more inclusive approach to improving Sammamish’s livability.
Apart from diverging views on development and housing, the candidates also discussed police funding, mental health services and the need for a senior center.
Amato admits getting into a heated argument with his sister’s abusive ex-boyfriend, but maintains he did not threaten to kill him.
Eight candidates are running for four open positions on Sammamish City Council in the upcoming Nov. 2 general election.
Five of the eight candidates attended the one-hour event. Missing were Mayor Karen Moran, Melanie Kelsey and Richard Benack.
STCA scored a legal victory against the City of Sammamish that invalidated a previous denial of a construction permit.
Amato believes local government should focus on getting basic services right, such as limiting development, and improving traffic and public safety.
Nine candidates are running for four positions in the upcoming Nov. 2 general election.
Sammamish Plateau Water’s dispute with King County is mainly over who should pay for interim improvements to increase sewage capacity.