The Eastside's Local Elections Hub

Promoting good people. Creating good government.


We support candidates who are willing to listen, collaborate, find common ground.

Promoting Common Sense Leaders

The Eastside Business Alliance is the independent, non-partisan, political action arm of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. We promote candidates with a history of community engagement, a willingness to listen, and a proven history of working with diverse groups to achieve common goals. Our priorities include public safety, livability, jobs, growth, government efficiency, and sustainability. The nuts and bolts of good government.

Candidate Recruitment

We’re always looking for the Eastside’s next generation of smart, engaged, non-partisan leaders who put good government before party politics. 

Candidate Interviews & Evaluations

Every two years, EBA trustees survey and conduct in-person interviews with nearly 40 candidates running for nonpartisan offices on the Eastside. From city and county council to port commission, EBA helps identify those who are ready to lead.

Direct Voter Outreach

In key races, EBA provides either direct or independent support to candidates running for office. 

LATEST endorsements

EBA’s 2023 endorsement process is underway. We have conducted over 30 candidate interviews and released our first batch of endorsement. To be considered for any eba endorsement complete our short candidate survey and we will contact you to schedule an in-person interview with representatives from our board of Trustees.

Kelli Curtis

The Eastside needs leaders like Kelli Curtis to support a dynamic workforce, regional competitiveness, and pro-jobs policies.

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Nathan Loutsis

Nathan Loutsis understands that for strong economic vitality in Kenmore, developers need to be invited to the table and included in conversation.

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Carston Curd

After being reappointed to the commission this past year, Carston has shifted his focus to land use and housing issues, making it a priority to connect with his neighbors to ensure the equitable growth of development.

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Toby Nixon

He has historically been an outspoken member of the business community, and public safety is — and has been — at the top of his priority list.

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Claudia Balducci

As a long-term resident and former Bellevue City Councilmember & Mayor, Claudia wholly understands the Eastside and the challenges it faces.

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Kerry Bosworth

Kerry understands that for Sammamish to grow financially and physically, more development needs to happen. This includes advancing the town center development plan, as a top priority on her agenda. For that reason, the EBA supports Kerry’s flexibility and problem-solving attitude.

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EBA Board of Trustees

EBA is government by an active and engage board of trustees representing a diversity of employers and industries. Our group is always changing and growing so if you’re interested in participating reach out and let us know!

Jodie Alberts

Executive Director, EBA

Randy Bannecker

Principal, Bannecker Public Affairs

Chris Benis

Rental Housing Association of Washington

Terry Davis

Community Affairs, Comcast

John Carlson

SVP, Kemper Development Company

Shannon Boldizsar

Strategic Consultant, Lakemont Public Affairs

Joe Fain

President & CEO, Bellevue Chamber

Sonja Forster

Seattle District Manager, Associated General Contractors of Washington

Kari Magill

President, Rowley Properties

Sung Yang

Parter, Pacific Public Affairs

Wendy Weiker

Government Affairs, Republic Services

Kevin Wallace

President, Wallace Properties

Natalie Quick

Principal, Natalie Quick Consulting

Matthew Samwick

Principal, Innovation Realty Partners

Joseph Strobele

Principal, Crystal Peaks

David Namura

Government Affairs, Google

Guy Palumbo

Public Policy Director, Amazon

Reza Marashi

Government Affairs, Kilroy Realty

Scott Hildebrand


Matt Perry

Government Affairs Manager, Puget Sound Energy