Bellevue City Council candidate Vandana Slatter picked up a major endorsement today from longtime Councilmember Don Davidson.
Slatter, who edged out Davidson in the top-two primary, will face Lynne Robinson in the November general election.
“It is important that our city government stay balanced, nonpartisan, and focused on the needs of citizens,” Davidson said in a news release issued by Slatter’s campaign. “Vandana Slatter is an independent thinker with the thoughtful approach needed to work collaboratively and effectively on the Council, to protect what makes Bellevue special.”
Davidson also said Slatter’s experience in the biotech industry would help her support economic growth in the city of 130,000.
Davidson, who garnered 25 percent of the vote, conceded his defeat last week. Robinson, a member of the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board, won the primary with 48 percent, followed by Slatter, with 26 percent. Slatter, an Amgen medical liaison and Overlake Hospital Foundation trustee, spent more than $100,000 in the primary, a record for a Bellevue campaign.