News & Events

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Candidates Forum

Sponsored by EdHNA at First Baptist Church on Education Hill. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Click here for more details. We believe the Redmond Reporter will be streaming this event on Facebook Live.

September 21, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 pm

School Board Candidate Panel and Mixer

Sponsored by the Lake Washington PTSA at Lake Washington Resource Center. Click here for details.

October 15, 2019

6:00 – 8:30 pm

NAMI Eastside Candidate Forum

Sponsored by NAMI Eastside in the Education Center at EvergreenHealth (Tan 100). Click here for details.


Final results for the August primary are available here. Scroll to page 21 to see that in the Lake Washington School Board race Siri received 64.61% of the votes (22,437 out of 40,309 ballots counted).

Bliesner and Wilkins likely to advance to general election

Redmond Reporter, August 6, 2019

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Lake Washington School Board

Redmond Reporter, July 17, 2019

Note: This headline incorrectly implies that there is no incumbent. Siri is the incumbent. She is running for re-election!

Education Hill Neighborhood Association Forum for LWSD Board Position 5

July 11, 2019

Check out Siri’s answers to specific questions by advancing to the following times:

  • 3:20 Opening Statement
  • 14:08 What are your thoughts about the Capital Projects Levy?
  • 18:37 Understand that there is a bussing issue. How do you plan to resolve that? 
  • 23:06 With such a large district, how do you expect to be engaged and involved across all these communities?
  • 32:20 Do you believe that kids in the Highly Capable program should be separated or included in their home school? 
  • 34:45 Why are you running for this school board seat?
  • 40:45 Please address how you think the LWSD should address the increasing diversity in the community?
  • 49:40 In a very large district, how do you meet the needs of all the students in your district?
  • 53:20 School’s fit into a larger community, how can the school district serve as a community resource?
  • 59:12 Can we address the needs for technical education options for our students?
  • 1:10:05 What does inclusive education look like to you? 
  • 1:15:20 What other options besides lottery could be used for Choice school attendance?
  • 1:20:40 What is your feeling about year-round school about meeting capacity for facility issues?

Prior Events

August 6, 2019 Election Day

Please vote to re-elect Siri!

You can vote and return your ballot as soon as you receive it. There are three ways to return your ballot:

  • Drop it in a Ballot Box before 8 pm on Election Day
  • Mail through the US Postal Service – no stamp required! Note that it must be postmarked no later than Election Day. It is recommended that you mail it by the Friday before Election Day.
  • Take it to a Vote Center for assistance

July 12-13, 2019

Derby Days

Come out to enjoy this great Redmond tradition, and say hi to Siri as well as many other friends and neighbors.

July 11, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Candidates Forum

Sponsored by EdHNA at First Baptist Church on Education Hill