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"Tracy Furutani, a 17-year citizen of Lake Forest Park, is straightforwardly conversant on climate change impacts on our city (present and future). Equally important is his wisdom on ways to mitigate and prepare for these realities. He is exceptionally adapted for leadership, given his roles as Shorelake Arts board secretary, LFP Streamkeepers, and LFP Water District volunteer. These roles have required that he navigate the demands of complex committee work and ecosystem preservation, and understand how they all contribute to our city’s identity. Furthermore, As a Shoreline Area News political reporter, he can recap complex civic debate and will capably present issues to both governing bodies and citizens. Being a tenured science professor at North Seattle Community College, he values the complexity and richness of diverse community members and will anticipate the complexity of social and climate justice issues. Also, as a Former Lake Forest Park small business owner, he is well-versed on LFP taxation, regulation and the implications of future levies and bonds to achieve city planning goals. We couldn’t have a better candidate to run for City Council seat #5; Tracy’s got the breadth/depth of experience, ethics, awareness and skill to take this on."

– Lee Rolfe and Tony Angell

"Tracy Furutani is the ideal candidate for City Council. He's got hands-on experience working on environmental sustainability in LFP, knowledge of organizational decision-making from his years in the university, and above all, the thoughtfulness and kindness to help make wise decisions for our town. Please vote for Tracy!"

– Maris Abelson

"I feel so lucky and blessed to have attended Tracy's kickoff. It absolutely reinforced the things I love about this community, and is very timely for me personally. It may be one of the most important events I've ever attended. It isn't just that Tracy is articulate or a scientist. It's also that the people that I know, trust, and respect within this community are there to make sure we understand what he brings to the table. I love how Tracy is running because of his sense of duty and his recognition that he is so well positioned to be an effective council member. I am so proud to place his sign in my front yard."

– Eli Zehner

"I met Tracy through multiple citizen scientist volunteer groups in LFP. He is a wonderful neighbor to work with on climate change issues in our community. During the pandemic, Tracy kept vital community connections together through LFP Streamkeeper monitoring, and coordinated an inclusive Building Climate Resiliency Community Town Hall event. Tracy is an extraordinary leader and collaborator on community and policy issues, and is able to bring citizen voices to the spotlight for representation and positive change for the City of Lake Forest Park. This is why I will be voting for Tracy Furutani for City Council Pos. 5."

– Regina Fletcher

"Tracy Furutani is worth far more than a simple endorsement. As a beginning instructor at North Seattle College in biology, I was introduced to Tracy and was immediately struck by his intellect, common sense, and integrity. Since that introduction, Tracy has helped me become a better instructor and a better critical thinker of complex issues. I cannot think of another person better suited to oversee the daily business of Lake Forest Park than Tracy who has taught geology, biology, chemistry and physics to thousands of fortunate students. Especially since I have recently discovered that Tracy has an artistic and humanitarian foundation. We must have people on the City Council who are well rounded, intelligent, and understand the climate change crisis in order to prepare our city to adapt to future needs. I endorse Tracy Furutani with no reservation."

– Brian Saunders

"I believe Tracy will bring a rich diversity to the City Council given his scientific background and training, his teaching experience, and literal rocket-science know-how. Additionally, I support Tracy because it's important to me that we have representation of a person of color on our Council and, as far as I know, he would be the first person of color on LFP's City Council!"

– Dan Benson

endorsements

46th Legislative District Democrats

Maris Abelson

Tony Angell & Lee Rolfe

Linda & Ross Baarslag-Benson

Connie & Byron Barnes

Mimi Bertram

Sara Betnel

Luanne Brown

David & Jean Farkas

Regina Fletcher

Tom French

Nancy & Rob Graves

Gary Hawkey

Julie Hungar

Dana Campbell & Jeff Jensen

Phillippa & Ken Kassover

Norman Lieberman & Joe Giffels

Armand Micheline

Sue Morgan

George & Betsy Piano

Sarah & Mark Phillips

Marty Ross

Amanda Royal

Brian & Ellyn Saunders

Aaron Stadler

Anne Stadler

Anne Udaloy

Sally Yamasaki & Dan Benson

Eli Zehner

Michael (Zeppy) Zittle

quotes

"Tracy Furutani, a 17-year citizen of Lake Forest Park, is straightforwardly conversant on climate change impacts on our city (present and future). Equally important is his wisdom on ways to mitigate and prepare for these realities. He is exceptionally adapted for leadership, given his roles as Shorelake Arts board secretary, LFP Streamkeepers, and LFP Water District volunteer. These roles have required that he navigate the demands of complex committee work and ecosystem preservation, and understand how they all contribute to our city’s identity. Furthermore, As a Shoreline Area News political reporter, he can recap complex civic debate and will capably present issues to both governing bodies and citizens. Being a tenured science professor at North Seattle Community College, he values the complexity and richness of diverse community members and will anticipate the complexity of social and climate justice issues. Also, as a Former Lake Forest Park small business owner, he is well-versed on LFP taxation, regulation and the implications of future levies and bonds to achieve city planning goals. We couldn’t have a better candidate to run for City Council seat #5; Tracy’s got the breadth/depth of experience, ethics, awareness and skill to take this on."

– Lee Rolfe and Tony Angell

"Tracy Furutani is the ideal candidate for City Council. He's got hands-on experience working on environmental sustainability in LFP, knowledge of organizational decision-making from his years in the university, and above all, the thoughtfulness and kindness to help make wise decisions for our town. Please vote for Tracy!"

– Maris Abelson

"I feel so lucky and blessed to have attended Tracy's kickoff. It absolutely reinforced the things I love about this community, and is very timely for me personally. It may be one of the most important events I've ever attended. It isn't just that Tracy is articulate or a scientist. It's also that the people that I know, trust, and respect within this community are there to make sure we understand what he brings to the table. I love how Tracy is running because of his sense of duty and his recognition that he is so well positioned to be an effective council member. I am so proud to place his sign in my front yard."

– Eli Zehner

"I met Tracy through multiple citizen scientist volunteer groups in LFP. He is a wonderful neighbor to work with on climate change issues in our community. During the pandemic, Tracy kept vital community connections together through LFP Streamkeeper monitoring, and coordinated an inclusive Building Climate Resiliency Community Town Hall event. Tracy is an extraordinary leader and collaborator on community and policy issues, and is able to bring citizen voices to the spotlight for representation and positive change for the City of Lake Forest Park. This is why I will be voting for Tracy Furutani for City Council Pos. 5."

– Regina Fletcher

"Tracy Furutani is worth far more than a simple endorsement. As a beginning instructor at North Seattle College in biology, I was introduced to Tracy and was immediately struck by his intellect, common sense, and integrity. Since that introduction, Tracy has helped me become a better instructor and a better critical thinker of complex issues. I cannot think of another person better suited to oversee the daily business of Lake Forest Park than Tracy who has taught geology, biology, chemistry and physics to thousands of fortunate students. Especially since I have recently discovered that Tracy has an artistic and humanitarian foundation. We must have people on the City Council who are well rounded, intelligent, and understand the climate change crisis in order to prepare our city to adapt to future needs. I endorse Tracy Furutani with no reservation."

– Brian Saunders

"I believe Tracy will bring a rich diversity to the City Council given his scientific background and training, his teaching experience, and literal rocket-science know-how. Additionally, I support Tracy because it's important to me that we have representation of a person of color on our Council and, as far as I know, he would be the first person of color on LFP's City Council!"

– Dan Benson

endorsements

46th Legislative District Democrats

Maris Abelson

Tony Angell & Lee Rolfe

Linda & Ross Baarslag-Benson

Connie & Byron Barnes

Mimi Bertram

Luanne Brown

David & Jean Farkas

Regina Fletcher

Tom French

Nancy & Rob Graves

Gary Hawkey

Julie Hungar

Dana Campbell & Jeff Jensen

Phillippa & Ken Kassover

Armand Micheline

Sue Morgan

George & Betsy Piano

Sarah & Mark Phillips

Brian & Ellyn Saunders

Aaron Stadler

Anne Stadler

Anne Udaloy

Sally Yamasaki & Dan Benson

Eli Zehner

Michael (Zeppy) Zittle

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endorsements

46th Legislative District Democrats

Maris Abelson

Tony Angell & Lee Rolfe

Linda & Ross Baarslag-Benson

Connie & Byron Barnes

Mimi Bertram

Sara Betnel

Luanne Brown

David & Jean Farkas

Regina Fletcher

Tom French

Nancy & Rob Graves

Gary Hawkey

Julie Hungar

Dana Campbell & Jeff Jensen

Phillippa & Ken Kassover

Norman Lieberman & Joe Giffels

Armand Micheline

Sue Morgan

George & Betsy Piano

Sarah & Mark Phillips

Marty Ross

Amanda Royal

Brian & Ellyn Saunders

Aaron Stadler

Anne Stadler

Anne Udaloy

Sally Yamasaki & Dan Benson

Eli Zehner

Michael (Zeppy) Zittle

Add Your endorsement

"Tracy Furutani, a 17-year citizen of Lake Forest Park, is straightforwardly conversant on climate change impacts on our city (present and future). Equally important is his wisdom on ways to mitigate and prepare for these realities. He is exceptionally adapted for leadership, given his roles as Shorelake Arts board secretary, LFP Streamkeepers, and LFP Water District volunteer. These roles have required that he navigate the demands of complex committee work and ecosystem preservation, and understand how they all contribute to our city’s identity. Furthermore, As a Shoreline Area News political reporter, he can recap complex civic debate and will capably present issues to both governing bodies and citizens. Being a tenured science professor at North Seattle Community College, he values the complexity and richness of diverse community members and will anticipate the complexity of social and climate justice issues. Also, as a Former Lake Forest Park small business owner, he is well-versed on LFP taxation, regulation and the implications of future levies and bonds to achieve city planning goals. We couldn’t have a better candidate to run for City Council seat #5; Tracy’s got the breadth/depth of experience, ethics, awareness and skill to take this on."

– Lee Rolfe and Tony Angell

"Tracy Furutani is the ideal candidate for City Council. He's got hands-on experience working on environmental sustainability in LFP, knowledge of organizational decision-making from his years in the university, and above all, the thoughtfulness and kindness to help make wise decisions for our town. Please vote for Tracy!"

– Maris Abelson

"Tracy Furutani is worth far more than a simple endorsement. As a beginning instructor at North Seattle College in biology, I was introduced to Tracy and was immediately struck by his intellect, common sense, and integrity. Since that introduction, Tracy has helped me become a better instructor and a better critical thinker of complex issues. I cannot think of another person better suited to oversee the daily business of Lake Forest Park than Tracy who has taught geology, biology, chemistry and physics to thousands of fortunate students. Especially since I have recently discovered that Tracy has an artistic and humanitarian foundation. We must have people on the City Council who are well rounded, intelligent, and understand the climate change crisis in order to prepare our city to adapt to future needs. I endorse Tracy Furutani with no reservation."

– Brian Saunders

"I feel so lucky and blessed to have attended Tracy's kickoff. It absolutely reinforced the things I love about this community, and is very timely for me personally. It may be one of the most important events I've ever attended. It isn't just that Tracy is articulate or a scientist. It's also that the people that I know, trust, and respect within this community are there to make sure we understand what he brings to the table. I love how Tracy is running because of his sense of duty and his recognition that he is so well positioned to be an effective council member. I am so proud to place his sign in my front yard."

– Eli Zehner

"I met Tracy through multiple citizen scientist volunteer groups in LFP. He is a wonderful neighbor to work with on climate change issues in our community. During the pandemic, Tracy kept vital community connections together through LFP Streamkeeper monitoring, and coordinated an inclusive Building Climate Resiliency Community Town Hall event. Tracy is an extraordinary leader and collaborator on community and policy issues, and is able to bring citizen voices to the spotlight for representation and positive change for the City of Lake Forest Park. This is why I will be voting for Tracy Furutani for City Council Pos. 5."

– Regina Fletcher

"I believe Tracy will bring a rich diversity to the City Council given his scientific background and training, his teaching experience, and literal rocket-science know-how. Additionally, I support Tracy because it's important to me that we have representation of a person of color on our Council and, as far as I know, he would be the first person of color on LFP's City Council!"

– Dan Benson