LiB is very excited to announce your officially endorsed Democrat Party candidates!
For the sake of transparency, LiB is also excited to announce the names of the Democratic Party official endorsement committee!!
Jim Viscusi (and Linda Woshner)
and, last but not least…Jane Braunlich
There’s nothing to see here folks. Liberty in Bellevue, they’re the crazy radicals who think there’s corruption in Bellevue politics. Absolutely nothing to see here.
Well, other than this article here.
For the sake of full disclosure let us identify all the endorsed candidates for office and official party members responsible for endorsing them:
- Mike Braunlich (Jane Braunlich’s husband) and Henry Lenard for First Ward Council seats
- James and Susan Viscusi (husband and wife) for second Ward Council seats
- Lynn Tennant-Heffley for the Third Ward seat
- Jane Braunlich was endorsed for the Mayoral seat
Party members responsible for endorsing them:
- Jane Braunlich – Current council, running for mayor.
- Mike Braunlich – Previous mayoral candidate, husband of Jane, running for council.
- Susan Viscusi – Current council, wife of James.
- James Viscusi – Current council, husband of Susan.
- Joe Heffley – son of Lynn.
- Connie Rankin – owner/editor of The Citizen, campaign chair for Jane Braunlich for Mayor.
- Linda Woshner – Current council president.
- Rich Furis – Former Bellevue council. Former Northgate School Board.
- Patrick Jennings – Former council.
- James Scisciani – Current council.
- Betty Jane Murphy – Former Bellevue auditor.
Update 13 May, 1:30pm:
We received official word from Vencent Menosky, Democratic Candidate for Council in Ward 2, stating he was never contacted to participate in the endorsement process by the Democratic Party of Bellevue. It is safe to assume none of the other democratic candidates seeking the party’s nomination were considered for nomination either.
We also heard from the Bellevue Republican Party Committee Chair, Dave Gillingham Jr., who explained that the local Republican committee usually does not endorse candidates until after the primary election, as they believe it is the job of the people to select the nominees for the party – not the party itself.
The purpose of this post is not to endorse one party over another (the individual writing this update is a registered Democrat). We are simply exposing the corruption we’ve been witnessing within the borough’s government since Liberty in Bellevue came into existence over a year ago. There are numerous new Democratic candidates running for office that are not connected to the “old guard.”