For Immediate Release Contact: Vanessa Kritzer (425) 286.8683 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Vanessa Kritzer announces candidacy for Redmond City Council

Kritzer will run for Redmond City Council Position 5 in the 2019 Election

Redmond Planning Commission Member, Vanessa Kritzer, announced today that she will be a candidate for Redmond City Council Position 5.

“I’m running for City Council because I want to ensure that as Redmond grows it can continue to be a thriving, accessible, and inclusive place for our children and future generations. I will work to bring people together to make progress on building affordable housing, providing transportation options that meet all our needs, and protecting our environment. In my career, I have worked to drive innovation that empowers citizens and public sector organizations to take action for meaningful impact. On the City Council, I hope to continue that work and promise to ask tough questions, engage Redmond’s residents, and use a data-driven approach to policymaking that helps Redmond become a truly smart city.”

Vanessa lives in Downtown Redmond with her husband and young daughter. She has worked for environmental and human rights non-profit organizations, including the League of Conservation Voters. She currently works at Microsoft, where she has focused on public sector technology that helps make our cities and communities healthier, safer, and more sustainable. Vanessa holds MBA and MPA degrees from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. During graduate school, she was appointed by Governor Inslee to serve as the sole student member of the University of Washington Board of Regents.

Vanessa is a first-time candidate for office. In addition to her position as a Redmond Planning Commissioner, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League – Pacific Northwest and the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington.