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Election Night Results Are In

Nice Leads Opponent 57.70% to 42.11% on Election Night

Following a busy and often intense campaign season, King County Elections has released the early results of the Nov. 2 general election.

In the three races for Mercer Island City Council positions, Salim Nice, Ted Weinberg and Lisa Anderl lead the way at press time after the first round of results rolled in at 8:15 p.m.

For Position 2, Nice (3,116 votes, 57.70%) leads Daniel Becker (2,274, 42.11%); for Position 4, Weinberg (2,960, 54.63%) leads Michael D. Curry (2,455, 45.31%); and for Position 6, Anderl (3,004, 55.17%) leads Kate Akyuz (2,438, 44.78%).

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Candidates Weigh in on Sustainability

Nice Talks Climate Action Plan

Nice gave the plan a nod of approval and discussed his history in supporting the plan: “I lobbied for and received the support of the Sustainability Committee to recommend to the full Council additional consultant support to deliver a draft Climate Action Plan for public engagement beginning in the spring of 2022. The CAP will be the organizing document for sustainability-related initiatives moving forward, which will bring much-needed structure to Mercer Island’s sustainability efforts.”

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Mercer Island Reporter, Becker versus Nice

Salim Nice answers Mercer Island Reporters Questions on Upcoming Election Issues

“I voted for increasing diversity within our police and fire departments, adding Asian, Latino, Black, and female police officers and, for the first time, a female firefighter to our ranks this year.

I voted to launch a pilot project equipping three Mercer Island police patrol vehicles with automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology to increase officer safety and aid in the identification of missing persons, stolen vehicles, and persons with warrants.

I proposed, and the council approved in a 7-0 vote, the modest conversion of the former Tully’s Coffee building into a Town Center police precinct in 2022. A MIPD precinct staffed with volunteers will hub officers and their equipment steps away from the new transit station.

I support and voted for Ordinance 21C-02, which protects our parks, open spaces, and rights-of-ways and connects people experiencing homelessness to the critical services and shelters they need, none of which are available in Mercer Island.

I will continue to work with our police chief, firefighters, and public safety staff to identify and resource additional tools necessary to ensure the levels of public safety Islanders expect.

When an emergency happens, we must have an immediate, local response. This is a non-negotiable priority for me, and I know our community shares this value.” said Nice, in response to questions posed by, Andy Nystrom of the Mercer Island Reporter on October 5, 2021.

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Mercer Island Reporter Letters to the Editor

Mercer Island candidate letters | Election 2021

“Salim heard citizen concerns about public safety, and strongly supported policies that devoted resources to MIPD. Salim conducts himself with the highest ethical standards, and has led the council to improve ethics, transparency, and accountability in all city government…” said Ryan Rahlfs, Mercer Island, in a letter published in Mercer Island Reporter on October 4, 2021.

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City Council to Partner with Area Shelters

Anderl and Nice Propose Funding Partnership with Area Shelters

“Councilmembers Lisa Anderl and Salim Nice led a discussion in requesting an appropriation of about $20,000 to go toward the city’s potential work with The Sophia Way and Congregations for the Homeless, and council hopes that city staff can present this passage as an agenda bill at an upcoming meeting.” reported, Andy Nystrom of the Mercer Island Reporter on September 8, 2021.