Bonney Lake City Council Position 7
Dear friends and neighbors,
I’m a born and raised Washingtonian from a large Italian family with a passion to serve. As an active wife, mom, church member, and community volunteer, I believe in FAMILY AND FREEDOM FIRST. After a career in public relations, my family became my focus, but now I’m honored to advocate for Bonney Lake as an appointed Councilmember. I’m married with two young children. We enjoy time outdoors and frequent local parks.
I am a communications and public relations professional with over 15 years of experience forging relationships with clients and community members while building an extensive knowledge of marketing, development, and logistics.
My experience as Parents for Cascade Associate Chairman equips me with a broad view of what it takes to have a connected community.
TAKING THE LEAD...
I believe strong families and engaged citizens are the building blocks of community. Upon being appointed to the city council in April 2021, within the first month, I authored and built a consensus to unanimously pass Resolution no. 2937. This resolution asserts the priority of personal responsibility, restoring individual liberties, and empowering our citizens to make their own healthcare choices. Rejecting vaccination segregation and discriminatory mask mandates. It’s time to rebuild community.
As a working mother, I understand the priorities of everyday families. It’s vital to get our utility costs under control, expand our green spaces for kids to play, and prepare for future emergencies similar to the 2020 wildfire. I support our local law enforcement and believe their service is an integral part of keeping Bonney Lake strong. Currently, I serve on the Bonney Lake Public Safety Committee. In partnership with local emergency services, I help shape public safety policy in areas of interest including police, fire, EMS, and emergency management. Continually building an open dialogue with the men and women who keep us safe!
Our Bonney Lake Business Community has been through some difficult times this past year. I will continue to advocate for policies that makes Bonney Lake a business-friendly city. Developing ways to expedite our permitting process and cut red tape.
I love our community and want to see it strengthened through good governance, fiscal responsibility, and the protection of individual liberties. I am ready to develop and enact an ongoing vision for our city where people want to buy a house, start a business, raise a family, and be proud to call Bonney Lake their home.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”- Edmund Burke
Blessings, Angela Ishmael
I CARE ABOUT…
Personal responsibility, liberty, medical freedom, parental rights.
Supporting & respecting local law enforcement as they serve & protect.
Maintaining water quality, while getting our water rates under control.
Preparing our Emergency Management Plans to keep citizens safe.
Promoting local business investment and collaboration, cutting red tape.
Planning for future growth, investing in infrastructure to reduce traffic.
Creating a balanced revenue stream to expand local parks.
Encouraging open dialogue with citizens to address concerns.
Protecting personal property rights as our city grows.
Developing East Town to light industrial bringing quality jobs & commerce.
Equipping local non-profits as they care for the most vulnerable in our city.
Caring for our city homeless population by offering services and compassion while keeping our public spaces clear of encampments.
IN THE NEWS...
"To say, well, you can open, but only if you segregate your customers, and you sit on this side, and you sit on that side, and you have your own bathroom, you have your own door,” said Ishmael. “I mean, I've never seen a community that was so paralyzed with fear that they didn't even notice that we were promoting as a government to segregate our citizens.” – Councilwoman Angela Ishmael KING 5 News – 6/3/21
“It's time to stop regulating each other and being afraid and do what's best for you and do what's best for your business and your employees without being mandated by the state,” Ishmael said on KOMO 4 News 6/1/21
"It is important that we as citizens of Washington stop seeing each other as a danger. It is time to reclaim our personal responsibility, restore individual liberties, and empower our citizens,” said Bonney Lake Councilwoman Angela Ishmael. “We must reject the idea of vaccination segregation, and I’m thankful for the leadership and support from Senator Fortunato on these efforts. It is time to rebuild community again.” 5/28/21
“Bonney Lake Councilmember Angela Ishmael on the council’s 7-0 passage of a resolution telling Inslee they want nothing to do with vaccine segregation or passports” – Jason Rantz, Seattle,WA 5/27/21
Bonney Lake Councilmember explains resolution against vaccine segregation – MyNorthwest.com 6/1/21