Hello! I'm Paul Clark
For the past six years I've served the city: first as Civil Service Commissioner, then as Parks Board Member. My service has taught me how much Bellevue's Police and Fire do to keep us safe, as well as the challenges they face in doing so. It's also shown me how vital our Parks system is to our quality of life.
Everyone living in Bellevue, and every one of its unique neighborhoods, should have a voice in our city government.
Bellevue holds a special place in my heart. It's where I got my first job out of college in the late 90's, it's where I met my wife, and it's where I started my first business.
That’s why I’m running…to preserve our city as a place where we enjoy living and working and I want to maintain our legacy for our children and future generations. Coming up with solutions to keep Bellevue moving forward is something I strive for. Our community is not perfect, yet I believe most of us would agree it is not in need of radical changes.
My core issues are improving public safety, supporting our healthy business climate, and ensuring smart growth that protects our neighborhoods.
Bellevue is not a dangerous place to live, but it has been moving in the wrong direction. Living downtown I’ve had a front-row seat to the deterioration of the safety in our city. Too often people assume that cities of a certain size just have safety issues and that is an inevitable consequence of growth. It’s not…rather it’s a choice and Bellevue can choose otherwise.
Bellevue can’t pay for our police and fire, our beautiful parks system, or the many other things that affect our quality of life if we don’t have a healthy economy. We must ensure that Bellevue is where a diverse array of businesses want to locate.
As our economy grows, we must have a plan in place to grow in a smart way that doesn’t radically alter the character of our many diverse neighborhoods. We have growth corridors designed to accept density and we should use them for that exact purpose.
Join me in making Bellevue safe and maintaining our community as a great place to live, work, and own a business.