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October 7th - North Bend City Forum

North Bend Theatre

Please note the dates for local Candidate Forums hosted by The SnoValley Chamber of Commerce:
Monday, October 7, 7:00 PM – North Bend City Council and Mayoral Candidates, Location: North Bend Theatre
• Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 PM – Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors Candidates, Location: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge
• Thursday, October 17, 7:00 PM – Public Hospital District 4 and Si View Metropolitan Park District Candidates, Location: The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge


 

Each forum will start at 7:00 PM with a casual meet and greet with the candidates. The moderated forum will run from approximately 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM. Each forum will be in a moderated question and answer format followed by a closing statement.

October 1st 

Signs Up!

 

"Signs, signs, everywhere a sign..."

We are now about 6 weeks out from the General Election. Five Council seats + Mayor for your consideration. Voter pamphlets should arrive just ahead of ballots in mid-October so we are in the final push. Still time to register if you haven't.

After our chosen hiatus post primary you'll start to see my campaign signs back up. Wouldn't want anyone to forget I'm still seeking your consideration, input and vote! Thank you for your patience, support and understanding as we move toward November 5th.

Tuesday Aug. 6th 8:15pm

Voting Results 

 

Thank you North Bend!

70% of voter support is very humbling and gratifying. I am extremely honored to have received such incredible support.

At last look the voters of North Bend casting ballots for Rob McFarland represented 70% of all votes cast in the North Bend Mayor primary election.

Thank you for your vote in this primary and your continued support on November 5.

Summer 2019 

Campaign goes international!

 

Not only am I working hard campaigning the summer away here in North Bend but my tee shirts have begun to appear across the country and world. Could it be the TARDIS?

Monday July 22nd 7:00pm

Candidate Debate 

 

Want to learn more about the city candidates running in the August primary? 

Next week open to the public.  our local Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North Bend candidate forum at the North Bend Senior Center.  To learn more about candidates on the Primary Ballot please join us.

Dateline Friday, July 19, 2019 

Snoqualmie Valley Record Two Candidates for Mayor

Just in time for the ballots and KC voter pamphlets that have started arriving in mailboxes, the Snoqualmie Valley Record just published a nice article on the North Bend Mayoral race. 
Please give it a read. And no matter where you are registered or your chosen candidates to back - Don't forget to vote! 


Elections matter | Primaries matter

Friday July 12 from 8:00 - 9:00 am 

Coffee with the Candidate at the North Bend QFC

I'll be at the North Bend QFC Friday, July 12th at 8:00. Topic of the day is traffic on NBW and the new Roundabout. Come on by and have a cup of coffee and let's chat.

Sunday June 23 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Rally for Rob at the The Nursery at Mt Si

We had a wonderful night at the beautiful Nursery at Mt Si with about 25 folks brave enough to "weather" our summer rain and low temperature.  Great Q&A session intermixed with music and picnicking. The Watermelon was very good dessert.

Thursdays 4 - 8 pm now into September

North Bend Farmers Market at Si View Park

I love seeing friends and families meeting and enjoying our local Farmer's Market.  Always good food, music and more. Most weeks you'll find me there. If so please say hi.

Tuesday June 18 from 8:00 - 9:00 am 

Coffee with the Candidate at the North Bend Bakery

I'll be at our local downtown Bakery Tuesday morning. Most likely I'll be enjoying a piece of quiche. Join me for a cup of coffee and maybe a breakfast treat.  Let's chat. 

June 11, 2019, from 9 - 10 am 

Coffee with the Candidate at Trail Youth

I'll be at Trail Youth Tuesday, June 11th from 9:00am to 10:00am. Come on by, make a donation to this great organization for a great cup of joe, and let's chat. 

June 9, 2019, from 2 - 4 pm 

Candidate Forum at North Bend Library

The local Snoqualmie Valley Indivisibles group devoted their June meeting to offering North Bend council and Mayor candidates share their qualifications and speak to local city issues. I appreciated the opportunity to share my background and views with appx. 45 people. It was a good and enlightening conversation.  

Friday June 28 from 8:30 - 9:30 am 

Coffee with the Candidate at the North Bend Bakery

I'll be at the North Bend Bakery this Friday, June 28th at 8:30.  Topic of the day is options for downtown affordable housing. Come on by and have a cup of coffee and let's chat.

May 2019

Business Outreach Meeting 

I recently co-hosted North Bend's Business Outreach Meeting. 

 

The Business Outreach meeting was formed to get better information from and to our commercial property and business owners in North Bend, thereby improving relations between the City and our community. Having recognized that far too often proposed changes that impact local business success were in the City legislative pipeline for months without the input from and, many times, knowledge of the people most directly impacted, I worked with the Community and Economic Planning Director to establish this monthly sharing meeting.

 

As the co-host, I’m gratified to say it has been well received by City staff, elected officials and the business owners it is intended to reach.

April 2019

Encompass Rise & Shine Breakfast 

It felt like home at the Rise and Shine Encompass breakfast to see many of my fellow former board members from the days when I was President of the Board. And what a treat that my good friend and former board member, Kevin Haggerty, was the key note speaker. No wonder attendance was strong with a wide number of wonderful community supporters all there to advance the mission of Encompass. For well over 50 years Encompass has been providing families services which have grown to a broad array of Early Learning, Pediatric Therapy, and Family Enrichment programs to the Snoqualmie Valley and greater Eastside area for children of all abilities and their families. I’m a proud supporter since my earliest days in North Bend. I’m confident that with Executive Director Nela Cumming and the current board future is bright for Encompass.

November 5th 

69% and climbing!

 

Thank you North Bend! 

 

I am both thrilled and humbled by the trust you have placed in me to be your next Mayor.  I intend to honor your trust by working hard to keep what makes us a great community. 

 

As I stated when starting my campaign over nine months ago, I believe we are at a critical juncture where decisions we make in the next few years will shape how we will look and live to 2050 and beyond. As your new Mayor, I will continue to invite your input on what works best for our city, our community, so that as we progress our choices are positive, thoughtful and intentional.

 

The goals and vision that I have shared with you throughout my campaign are my roadmap as I transition from candidate to Mayor of North Bend. Together we will move forward to ensure a vibrant community:  a community where as we grow responsibly, we ensure that our roads, water, sewer, and storm systems keep pace with our needs; our businesses thrive; our housing choices are diverse; and our environment is protected.

 

Respectfully,

Rob McFarland

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