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Bellevue Council Member Blasts Recall Allegations

Bellevue City Councilwoman Kathy Welch is calling allegations against her in a recall petition "an act of political retaliation." In a news conference yesterday, Welch hit back against accusations of not living in the ward she represented, and using her status as a council member to receive insider information in order to profit from a real estate deal. Welch says the petition is a "stunt" that is being coordinated by fellow council member Pat Shannon. Shannon faced a recall attempt in 2017, but retained his position.