Dashiell, Green file for City Council
June 7, 2011 · 6:50 PM
Robert Dashiell and John Green joined the City Council race Tuesday, doubling the number of candidates after two days of filing.
The filing period for the Aug. 16 primary and November general elections ends at 5 p.m. Friday, June 10.
Dashiell, who filed for the South Ward seat, said he wants to use his financial background to help solve problems at City Hall. He holds an undergraduate and executive master's in business administration from the University of Washington, and a master's degree in business form Michigan State University.
"I have a strong interest in the city and a rather extensive background of attending 400-500 city meetings since 2006," said Dashiell, who ran for the same position four years ago before losing in the primary.
Green, who filed for the Central Ward seat, was the first candidate to announce his candidacy two months ago. Green told the Review that his primary goal, if elected, would be to get the city to live inside of its means.
“We need to change the way we do business at City Hall,” he said. “I would suggest the city needs to contract out as many services as possible without hurting its ability to serve the public.”
Green has served on the city's Design Review Board for several years and worked as a developer on the island.
Anne Blair, who filed Monday for the North Ward seat, is a former board president for the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council. Blair, a former teacher and University of Washington graduate, has lived on the island for 34 years and said she is concerned with good government, effective voluntarism and environmental issues.
"This is an ideal time to bring my broad professional and volunteer experiences, training and skills into the City of Bainbridge Island government," Blair said in a press release.
Kim Hendrickson also filed for the at-large council position on Monday. Hendrickson said she decided to seek the at-large position currently held by Council Barry Peters because her interests are island-wide.
Hendrickson worked as a political science professor at George Washington University before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2007 with her husband and two children.
"I never thought I'd run for office, but looking back it's been a natural progression," she said. "It just suddenly occurred to me that it would be an honor to serve the island."
Peters, who also announce his intentions earlier this year, said Monday that he is leaning toward running for the at-large position again rather than the Central Ward, in which he resides. He said he will until later this week to make a decision.