Incumbent Kirkland City Councilmember Dave Asher made the following statement in response to the surprise announcement that Jim Hart has withdrawn from the race City Council position 6:
My sympathies are with Mr Hart and his family. I hope the medical concerns are resolved favorably and soon.
I do plan to continue to meet and talk with Kirkland residents through the election cycle. Meeting and talking with folks you will represent is the most interesting and rewarding part of any campaign. With so many new residents of Kirkland, there certainly is a lot for me to learn about them and them to learn about me.