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Benson Wong
Councilmember

Benson Wong

Position No. 6, Term 2017

Benson Wong was elected onto the Mercer Island City Council in November 2013.  He was born and raised in Seattle and moved to Mercer Island in 1984.  Benson has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a senior partner at the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.  His areas of practice focus upon business law and real estate law.  He is involved in the management of his firm as a member of Executive Committee. 

Benson has served on the boards of the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and Mercer Island Community Fund.  He has also served several years on the boards of the Washington State Public Stadium Authority (the public part of the public private partnership that designed, constructed and continues to operate CenturyLink Field and the adjoining CenturyLink Field Event Center) and the Washington Public Affairs Network (aka TVW).

Benson and his wife Terry Mark have two adult children, Trevor and Brittney, who both graduated from Mercer Island High School after attending Islander Middle School and Lakeridge Elementary School.  Trevor is married to another MIHS graduate, Leeching, and the two of them have recently moved back to the Island.  Brittney continues to live in Beijing, China.

(Originally Elected 11/2013, Current Term 1/2014 - 12/2017)
 

Regional Assignments

Sound Cities Association (SCA) Public Issues Committee
King County Regional Water Quality Committee (RWQC)
Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board
 

Short-Term Assignments

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
 

City Council Subcommittees

Public Safety Subcommittee
Sustainability Subcommittee
 
Boards & Commissions

Community Services Board

Address & Contact Information
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: (206) 275-7993
E-mail address: 
 

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