Russell Joe - A History of Community Service
I will be ready to serve on day one because . . .
- I am a former prosecutor, Pro Tem Judge and local attorney. I bring a balanced and rational approach to decision-making in this non-partisan position. Serving over 12 years as a municipal prosecutor, I followed this experience by serving as a Pro Tem Judge for the Issaquah Municipal Court. With legal training and experience as a judge, I am able to carefully listen to all of the information and review all of the material before making a rational and balanced decision based on facts. This experience helps me remain a strong independent voice on the issues.
- Finally, I am a seasoned former member of the city council with over nine years of city government experience. After serving on the Issaquah Planning Policy Commission, I had the honor of being elected as a member of the Issaquah city Council for eight years. During those two terms in office, I studied, analyzed, and helped guide the policy and vision for our city. I would like to bring this history, experience and knowledge back to the council. I understand there will be much to learn, but with this solid base of knowledge.