• Jennifer Robertson

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    Councilmember 1/1/09-12/31/23
    Deputy Mayor 1/2/12-12/31/13

    Jennifer Robertson is serving her fourth term on the City Council. First elected in 2009, she served as deputy mayor in 2012 and 2013. She was re-elected to the council in 2011, 2015 and again in 2019.

    Jennifer was part of the council’s Light Rail Leadership Group, which negotiated the $160 million East Link tunnel funding agreement, cost-sharing and final route alignment. Due to her advocacy, at-grade crossings were largely eliminated from the plans for the route in Bellevue. Jennifer also co-authored the council’s 20-year vision for Bellevue, which has helped drive the city’s agenda since it was adopted in 2014.

    Councilmember Robertson represents Bellevue on the Association of Washington Cities Large City Advisory Committee, King County Regional Transit Committee and the Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board. Jennifer is council liaison to the Planning Commission.

    Jennifer is an attorney specializing in land use and municipal law and practices with Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder, PS in Bellevue. Prior to joining the City Council, she served on the Bellevue Planning Commission for six years, including a term as chair, and co-chaired Bellevue’s Light Rail Best Practices Committee.

    Councilmember Robertson volunteers in Bellevue schools, and served as a member of its Fiscal Advisory Committee. She was a member of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors. She has been an active Girl Scout volunteer since 2004 and has been a troop leader since 2011.

    Jennifer holds a law degree from Willamette University, cum laude, and a bachelor's degree in economics from University of Puget Sound.

    She and her husband Scott reside in the Somerset neighborhood and have three daughters.

    Council Assignments and Appointments

    • Association of Washington Cities Large City Advisory Committee
    • King County Eastside Transportation Partnership
    • King County Regional Transit Committee    
    • Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board
    • Puget Sound Regional Council Project Selection Task Force
    • Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board Alternate
    • Planning Commission Liaison

    Past Council Assignments and Appointments

    • King County Growth Management Planning Council
    • Library Board Liaison
    • Transportation Commission Liaison
    • Parks & Community Services Board Liaison
    • East Bellevue Community Council Liaison
    • Environmental Stewardship Initiative Council Team
    • King County Growth Management Planning Council Executive Committee
    • King County Emergency Medical Services Levy Committee
    • Association of Washington Cities Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Washington State Heritage Trust Board of Trustees
    • Bellevue Sister Cities Association Liaison
    • Bellevue Electrical Reliability Study Stakeholder Meetings
    • E911 Strategic Plan Scoping Committee Leadership Group
    • Washington State Heritage Trust Board of Trustees
    • Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District Board
    • Bellevue School Board Liaison
    • Environmental Services Commission Liaison
    • Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy Board
    • Association of Washington Cities Nominating Committee
    • Municipal Research and Services Center Board of Directors
    • Eastgate/I-90 Citizens Advisory Committee Liaison
    • Bellevue School District Fiscal Advisory Committee Member

    Community Service

    • Girl Scout Leader, 2011-Present
    • Bridle Trails Park Foundation Advisor, 2010-Present
    • Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors, 2010
    • Bellevue School Board, 2010
    • Planning Commission, 2003-2009
    • Co-Chair, Light Rail Best Practices Committee, 2007-2008
    • Somerset Elementary PTSA Board, Legislative Affairs Chair, 2005-2009
    • Coordinator of Bellevue/Mercer Island Girl Scout “Cookies for Soldiers,” 2005-2007
    • Somerset Community Association, Covenant Review Committee, 2002-2003
    • Bellevue Schools Volunteer, 2003-Present
    • Girl Scout Volunteer, 2004-Present


    • Inslee Best Doezie & Ryder P.S., 2021-present
    • Northwest Urban Law, PLLC 2014-2021
    • Morris Law, P.C., 2010-2014
    • Jennifer Robertson, Principal, 2000-2010
    • Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC, Attorney, 1996-2000
    • Davies Pearson, PC, Attorney, 1993-1996
    • Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Court Certified Law Clerk, 1992-1993


    • Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    • Advance Bellevue Leadership Program Certificate
    • Willamette University, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, cum laude
    • University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts, Economics