For Immediate Release – January 16, 2019 SEATTLE, WA – The race for Seattle City Council heated up today with the announcement that longtime environmentalist and community organizer, John Lombard, will run for the District 5 seat currently held by Councilmember Debora Juarez. In explaining his decision to run, Lombard ...Read more
Testimonials and Endorsements
Ruth Williams Past President, Thornton Creek Alliance
John has lived in NE Seattle for decades and taken on leadership roles in our community for much of that time. I have been impressed with John’s commitment and passion for creating a healthy environment for all and rebuilding salmon habitat in Thornton Creek. He has well demonstrated his ability to bring together diverse stakeholders and get complex projects moving ahead. I look forward to working with him as our D5 representative on the City Council.
Dan Keefe Past Co-Chair, NDC; Past President, Meadowbrook Community Council
I've worked with John for a number of years now with the North District Council (NDC), Thornton Creek Alliance, and most recently the D5 Community Network. I was especially impressed by his dedication to make NDC work for all even after district councils had lost favor and funding from the Mayor's office. I've always been impressed with his ability to listen as well as to lead, to find common interests that unite people, and to go that extra mile to get things done.
Don Thornton Board Member, Haller Lake Community Club
I have worked with John on the D5 Community Network, a group he formed to bring together community organizations to understand key issues faced by residents in District 5, which then organized public meetings to discuss these issues directly with city officials. With his leadership, his organizational abilities, and his positive motivation, he is an outstanding candidate for City Council.
Daigoro Toyama President, Pinehurst Community Council
As a member of the D5 Community Network Coordinating Committee, I have had the pleasure of working closely with John for a couple of years. John is a goal-oriented hard worker who is extremely passionate about and effective in bringing neighbors together to stand up for their well-being. His selfless and tireless efforts have empowered people in District 5 with an unprecedented strength. I truly appreciate his passion and dedication to making our district a great place to live.
Brad Cummings Former President, Victory Heights Community Council, Former Co-Chair, Seattle North District Council, Northgate Stakeholders representative
I have known John for nearly 20 years and have worked closely with him on several community organizations in North Seattle. He is hard-working, knowledgeable, and passionate about improving his community. Most importantly, he is very skilled at working with diverse groups, building consensus and taking action. He would be a tremendous member of the Seattle City Council.