I am Benson Wong and I have had the great honor and privilege of serving Mercer Island and its residents since 2014 as a City Councilmember. During the past three-plus years, we have faced and addressed many challenges together. More challenges lie ahead. Only by listening to each other and working together, can the city, City Council and community seize the opportunity to make the island an even better place to live and raise our families. I am asking for your vote to return me to the City Council for another term so I can continue to partner with you and our community.
Public service and giving back to one’s community have always been important to me in my personal and professional life. When I first ran for the City Council, I made a commitment to listen and weigh all opinions before making decisions and casting votes. I believe I have kept that commitment and will continue to do so if re-elected. Decisions are made after balancing competing interests, thus you and I may not always agree with my decision and vote. Even if we don’t agree on every issue, I look forward to working on issues of common interest with you.