I’m Abby London. I moved to Kenmore last summer, and I absolutely love it—the parks, the friendly people, nature, going on walks, all the water that surrounds us, and the wildlife.
Why did I decide to move to Kenmore? Well, I lived in Seattle for 13 years and saw it go from a comfortable, safe place to a place where I was afraid to go on walks or even check the mail. Additionally, a 34-unit building was being built next door, and I would lose the privacy that made my tiny backyard a peaceful haven. No parking would be included, causing more traffic at an already dangerous intersection with no four-way stop or traffic lights. I knew I needed to leave the city. I didn’t want to stick around feeling unsafe and have nowhere to park! I visited Kenmore and fell in love.
I’m running for three main reasons. The first one is that I don’t want Kenmore to become like Seattle—a place with rising crime and pollution, not enough police officers, and where people can’t safely use the public parks—not even for children’s sports. I want to Keep Kenmore Nice. Kenmore is on the most recent top ten list for safest cities in Washington, and I’d like it to stay there. I disagree with the current councilmember’s interest in abolishing police and his enthusiasm for certain Seattle radical activists. I won’t be looking to Seattle for ideas or mimicking its policies.
My second reason for running is to preserve our neighborhoods. This includes residential parking. People need vehicles for many reasons: their limited mobility, time constraints, weather, health, safety, and the need for transporting groceries or other products, and commuting. I won’t be looking to get rid of residential or business parking spaces or trying to eliminate single family zoning. I disagree with the current councilmember’s interest in abolishing residential parking requirements.
My third reason for running is to represent the people of Kenmore, and that’s it! I will do this by researching how legislation directly affects people in Kenmore prior to voting. I won’t be easily influenced by outside groups. I won’t try to impress other politicians in the state or push Kenmore to follow the trends of a particular political party. I understand that the people of Kenmore are a diverse group with various backgrounds who all need representation. I especially want to advocate for residents who don’t feel fully heard. My primary job will not be working for the state of Washington like the current councilmember. I will only be working to represent you!
I’ll be adding to my website as my campaign moves along—even adding a music video! Sign up to receive email notifications. In the meantime, click here to donate, and feel free to reach out with your ideas and questions or to sign up to volunteer. Let’s Keep Kenmore Nice—together!