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Bosserman files as candidate in Bainbridge council race

Robert Bosserman filed as a candidate for the South Ward, District 3 race for the Bainbridge Island City Council late Tuesday.

The move was not unexpected. Bosserman announced his intention to run for the Bainbridge council in early April.

Bosserman is a former financial services executive and has previously served the city as a volunteer. He was on the city's Utility Advisory Committee for a year after moving to Bainbridge Island in 2010.

The candidate said he hopes Bainbridge voters will stay engaged with city hall after the election hubbub fades.

"Of course, in this filing week, the attention of citizens is naturally on the growing list of candidates for election to city council, school district, fire department and parks district. My hope for the Island is that this interest can grow and be sustained throughout not only the election season but beyond," Bosserman said.

"Imagine what great ideas and other useful citizen input could result if we all took just 15 minutes a week to think about what we, individually and collectively, could do to improve life on the Island. And then became advocates of these ideas to our family, friends and elected officials," he said. "We could do amazing good for the community."

Bosserman is the only candidate so far in the District 3 race.

Val Tollefson is also a solo candidate, so far, for the District 7, North Ward position.

Two candidates are seeking the District 5, Central Ward position: John Green and Arlene Buetow.

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