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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.