Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Sammamish Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama announced today that he is running for the 45th District House of Representatives, Position 1.

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Valderrama cites his top campaign issues as reforming education, improving transportation both on I-405 and regionally, balancing growth with environmental stewardship, expanding economic opportunity, and fiscal responsibility.

During his first term on the Sammamish City Council, Valderrama established a record of fiscal conservatism, challenged the status quo and was instrumental in implementing a city government model that values participation of the citizens and advocates on their behalf. He was reelected in November with 83% of the vote.

In addition to his leadership in Sammamish, Valderrama also serves as Vice Chair of the Regional Law, Justice and Public Safety Committee, and is a Board Member of Regional East Side Fire and Rescue. “The families of this district need new leadership that listens and works on their behalf. Our current representative has disregarded citizens’ voices on a range of key issues.

Whether it’s improving transportation, giving disadvantaged kids school choices or demanding accountability from state government, he’s been on the wrong side every time.” said Valderrama. “I have a proven record of listening and getting results for those I represent and I will do the same in Olympia.”

Valderrama is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and has a Masters from George Washington University. He serves as an advisor to the LWSD STEM startup, Chair of the International Services Committee for the Sammamish Rotary, and a founder of Citizens for Sammamish. He has over 25 years of international and domestic experience working with government and Fortune 100 technology and management consulting firms. Ramiro and his wife Sherie have been married for 29 years. They have four children: Carla, Natalia, Daniel and Michael.

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