Conrad Lee

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Conrad Lee
Conrad Lee.jpg
Mayor of Bellevue, Washington
Assumed office
Governor Christine Gregoire
Jay Inslee
Deputy Jennifer Robertson
Preceded by Don Davidson
Personal details
Born February 1939 (age 75)
Kunming, China
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Winnie
Children Christopher
Alma mater Seattle Pacific University
University of Michigan
University of Washington
Occupation Politician
Profession Engineer, stockbroker
Website Mayor Conrad Lee

Conrad Lee is the mayor of Bellevue, Washington. He has served on the city council since 1994, and was elected mayor in 2012.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Lee was born in Kunming, China in 1939. His father was an aide to warlord Long Yun.[2] After the death of his father, Lee moved to Hong Kong with his mother. In 1958, he moved to the United States to attend college at Seattle Pacific University. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Washington. He moved to Washington in 1967 to become an engineer for Boeing.[3] He has also worked as a stockbroker.

Political career[edit]

Lee was first elected to the Bellevue city council in 1994. He served as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2011 before being elected mayor in 2012. During his tenure on the city council, he was part of a majority that opposed an increase in the property tax and the Sound Transit's planned light-rail route through South Bellevue until a compromise was reached. He is the first Asian American mayor of Bellevue.[3]

Lee won re-election in 2013 with a record 78% of the vote.[4]


  1. ^ Ervin, Keith (4 January 2012). "Conrad Lee elected Bellevue mayor". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Me". Re-Elect Conrad Lee. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Jordan, Miriam (18 June 2012). "Asians Top Immigration Class". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Election Results". King County Elections. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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