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Councilmember Salim Nice Announces Re-Election Campaign


Salim brings a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the city’s budget and I admire his strategic and analytical approach to problem-solving issues facing the Island.

Mercer Island Mayor, Benson Wong


I’ve enjoyed working with Salim on the Council the past two years. His depth of knowledge of the City’s finances and operations has been invaluable in this unprecedented time. I look forward to continuing to serve with him in the future.

Mercer Island Councilmember, David Rosenbaum


Mercer Island has benefitted from Salim’s unique ability to understand the complex issues we face and his unwavering commitment to sound, data-driven public policy decisions. His thoughtful, collaborative leadership on our city council will be needed more than ever in the years ahead.

Deputy Mayor, Wendy Weiker


I have the utmost respect for Salim’s work ethic, his dedication to the well-being of Mercer Island, and his thoughtful approach to the issues the City faces. Salim is a proven problem solver. His experience and understanding of the critical issues and his leadership are essential to this community.

Councilmember, Lisa Anderl


Salim brought a valuable new perspective to the island, which helped us drive priorities within the City. He delivered tremendous value by adding an element of serious analysis to some of the most difficult issues we have faced in decades. I appreciate that Salim is willing to help the City navigate out of its tough financial position and into a brighter future.

Mercer Island Councilmember, Jeff Sanderson (Fmr.)


Salim has been an outstanding addition to the Council by bringing a data-driven and principled approach to the significant issues that we have had over the past several years. Without Salim’s remarkable financial acumen and strategy, we would have likely been in a much more difficult place.

Mercer Island Councilmember, David Wisenteiner (Fmr.)


I look forward to continuing to work alongside Councilmember Nice to address the many and complex issues which continually arise to challenge our City. The range and depth of his knowledge of the City’s operations and finances and the calm, selfless and reasoned leadership he continuously provides are the paradigm of public service.

Mercer Island Councilmember, Jake Jacobson


I have had the great pleasure of working with Salim on the Mercer Island Arts Council and am happy to vote for him in this next election. As City Council liaison to the Arts Council, Salim has been a fervent supporter of our island arts community and an instrumental driver of programs and policies that aim to better our community through arts and culture. He is an asset to our community – I support Salim!

Mercer Island Arts Council Chair, Erin Vivion

Councilmember Salim Nice Announces Re-Election Campaign

Salim Nice, City Councilmember, former Deputy Mayor & long-time resident of Mercer Island, is seeking re-election of his current Council Position, Number 2, on the Mercer Island City Council.

During his time on the Council, Salim focused on solutions. Ensuring the City maintained a balanced and sustainable budget, remained focused on critical social services such as those provided by the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS), and preservation of Mercer Island’s residential character. 

These achievements were possible because of the collaborative efforts of the community, Council, and City Manager along with her Leadership Team.

With the full support of his family and friends, Nice is running for re-election with the experience of how to accomplish meaningful goals amid tough conditions, and an understanding of what challenges lie ahead. Salim will provide the necessary continuity, stability and advancement of our community’s priorities.

Salim Nice Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Nice elaborated on what a second term might include: “I am running for re-election with the experience and understanding of what the city and its residents have endured over the past several years due to the budget crisis and the pandemic. As an experienced City Council member, I support programs and services that will bring Islanders together. We will continue to stabilize the government and advance our community’s priorities.”