Meet Scott Hageman, Candidate for Woodinville City Council

Hageman is running for re-election.

What is your full, legal name?
Stanley Scott Hageman

Where do you work and what is your job title?
Lake Washington School District, Teacher/Administrative Consultant



Where do you live now and how long have you lived there?
Woodinville, Leota/Wellington neighborhoods, 26 years

Spouse or domestic partner if any:
Susan Peterson

Children: Alec, 9-year-old boyold boy

Education (include graduation date(s), if any):
B.A. University of Washington, 1975
University of Washington, Completed all graduate school coursework requirements for Masters in Educational Administration

Military Service (include year(s) of discharge, if any):

Memberships and affiliations with clubs and other organizations:
University of Washington President’s Club, Alumni Association

Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary

Wellington Elementary, PACE Board Member, previous Board President

Leota-Wellington Neighborhood Association- Board Member

Lake Leota Community- Board Member

Crystal Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol

Cascade Bicycle Club

Have you or a business you owned (or had principal interest in) ever filed bankruptcy?

As an adult, have you been convicted or charged with a crime other than a minor traffic violation?



Web site: www.VoteHageman.com
Email address: Scott@VoteHageman.com
Phone number: 425-486-5183
Campaign manager: Myself


Elected: Woodinville City Council, 4 terms

Mayor of Woodinville, 2 terms

Deputy Mayor of Woodinville, 2 terms

Other campaigns for public office:

What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
To continue to give back to the community and make this a better place for all of us to live, work, play and raise our families.

What will be your top three priorities if you get elected and why?

  • Managing growth- I will continue to protect and maintain the integrity, character and zoning of our neighborhoods while focusing on the downtown plan to create a vibrant, pedestrian friendly, downtown community and enhancing the small town feel that makes Woodinville special.
  • Traffic congestion- I have been supportive of improving our infrastructure for better citizen access to all areas of our city by car, bike and for pedestrians and I will work hard on this going forward.
  • Quality of life-I will insist that we remain fiscally conservative and not raise our citizens’ property taxes. I value our green spaces and excellent schools and I will make sure that Woodinville remains a safe community. Also, it is important that we protect our environment, connect our neighborhoods and provide our children with safe places to play like the new Woodinville Sports Fields, which I strongly supported. Finally, I am actively encouraging economic development to provide jobs, services, restaurants and a healthy community while generating revenue that will keep your taxes low.

What sets you apart from the other candidates and/or previous office holders?

Experience; A track record of listening to our citizens and  building coalitions that focus on solutions, not personalities, to achieve positive results; Proven leadership abilities; Strong, creative and collaborative problem solving skills; Deep roots in the community and a long history of effective involvement (26 years);

How much money do you expect your campaign to spend on this election?


Jim DeYounger September 18, 2011 at 01:27 AM
16 years of nothing but raising taxes, increasing staffing levels and fulfilling no promises for infrastructure. What a joke, Scott states on his website he has decreased my property tax rate by 30% for the City portion. No way. Scott how about the Utility Tax you voted for or the Entertainment Tax you voted for. How about voting not to save the City $750,000 a year by letting the YMCA run the CEC? How about the pedestrian access to downtown you've been promising for 16 years. How about someone new in your seat. Souns like a good idea.
Jodi Getz October 10, 2011 at 05:52 AM
This is shameful. We finally have some quality Councilmembers on-board at city hall and things are running smoothly. Yet the old guard can't let go. For Scott and Liz to stoop this low is disgusting. Don't kid yourselves because it isn't just the two of them. There is our always in the background city family helping them and trying to keep control of our city. We have seen them do this before and they will do it again if we don't vote them out of office. Even without this horrific attack on a good person hasn't Scott's 16 years of nothing been enough?
Dale Knapinski October 10, 2011 at 03:49 PM
I'm not sure if Scott was aware that Liz was sending out that letter. Maybe we shouldn't jump to conclusions. If Scott wasn't part of the negative campaign he should certainly let people know.
Jodi Getz October 10, 2011 at 04:28 PM
So his best friend and compatriot on the council cooks up this type of letter and funds it's distribution with her own campaign funds and she forgot to mention it to him?
Dave Henry October 10, 2011 at 11:02 PM
I also wondered if council member Hageman was aware of the letter, since it directly involves and implicates him. For a brief moment I wondered, did he know anything about it? Did he help construct it? Did council member Aspen tell him after it was sent? How could he not know, since he and council member Aspen are in lock step and joined at the hip, at every council meeting. This letter was designed to have a high negative impact, contained serious legal implications, i.e., Defamation of Character** Possible Libel Damages** and **Slander. I also wondered if council member Hageman actually came up with the idea himself, then encouraged council member Aspen with the help of others, LD to implement the scam. So many questions, no answers. What I think is commonly know and accepted is, the two in the picture coud be WTO demonstrators, anarchists currently trying to destroy our US cities or any college students on any campus in the US. With today's technology and at a kindergarten level, pulling any picture from anywhere, transporting to anyone's E-Mail or Web Site, then pulling it, adding a caption to a picture, superimpose another picture or campanion sketch, or caption or text, is pretty basic stuff. With Tort lawyers everywhere, the PDC, AG's office all probably take a very dim view of this behavior. I can't imagine any normal person wanting to be named as a defendant in a case like this. Dave Henry
Dale Knapinski October 11, 2011 at 04:39 AM
There's a public debate scheduled for Woodinville council member candidates. I think we should ask Liz Aspen why she spent her campaign funds on an ad that put her special needs child on public display when she was running unopposed. I still don't understand how a picture of two guys giving the "Loser" sign could be interpreted as a cheap shot against Liz or her son. Does Liz feel that her son is a loser? I doubt that, but he certainly was used as a pawn in a dirty political campaign. I guess I understand how people could consider Liz a loser, though. Barf. .
Gail October 12, 2011 at 05:28 AM
If I was Scott, I'd be both embarrassed and concerned. I look at this the way Judge Judy evaluates situations. If it doesn't make sense then it's not true. The practical part of me says that Scott knew about the letter because it doesn't make sense he didn't know. A sad conclusion really.
Dave Henry October 12, 2011 at 06:15 AM
CITY CORRUPT>>> I attended the regular Woodinville City Council meeting this evening, as I have since 2005. I made a presentation addressing Woodinville's City Code of Ethics, regarding council members. I also sent to council members an e-mail regarding present and past, Violations of Public Trust, Conflict of Interest, Code of Conduct, Ethics Violations, threats by city officials towards private citizens, threats by Woodinville City employees towards private citizens and threats of legal action by Woodinville City Officials, towards private citizens . Any person may obtain a copy of my E-mail and supporting documents, by just going to Woodinville City Hall and filing a request for Public Records, with the Woodinville City Clerk. All forms are on line. It outlines many years of abuse, Violations of Public Trust, Conflict of Interest, abuse of power, abuse of authority, abuse of position, threats by Woodinville City Officials towards private citizens and threats towards local businesses and going against the will of the citizens. What I sent to the Woodinville City Council was just a snapshot of the past 10 years. Knowing who is on council, how they vote, for what, the money trail, does take time, however not watching who's on council may in time impact us all. Dave Henry
Dale Knapinski October 12, 2011 at 08:25 PM
How much did it cost to send out the Liz Aspen mailer? Estimated cost, at least a couple thousand dollars. Who paid the bill? Anybody and everybody that contributed to Liz Aspen's campaign. The names of the people that gave financial assistance to Liz and her campaign will be reviewed soon, and I will fill you in on that at a later date.
Dale Knapinski October 20, 2011 at 01:48 AM
Nobody wants to be associated with the Liz Aspen "Letter". Even Liz refuses to discuss it. I know how voters feel about using special needs children as pawns in a political race. Only one letter of support for Liz and her letter exist to my knowlege. The supposed benefactor of the inappropriate letter doesn't want to be associated with the letter either. Imagine that. Good job, Liz.
Dale Knapinski October 26, 2011 at 03:26 AM
Scott Hageman now pledges to vote NO for any property tax increase. Wow, what a change of heart! Where have you been for the last few years, Scott? Scott Hageman worked to make the most of our transportation dollars? Really, Scott? In your 16 years on the Woodinville council, our roads were left in disrepair, traffic problems were not addressed, and we suffered from regular massive flooding at major intersections. It was the new additions to the council a couple years ago that made improvements, not you, Scott. Community spirit? I remember the community spirit you and the bunch of non-residents evoked at council meetings. During your push for Woodinville tax dollars, you wrangled in millions of dollars for the benefit of non-residents, while residents stood in disbelief. Some community spirit that was, but not for Woodinville. Scott pledges to continue working for our concerns, not petty, personal fights. What petty, personal fight is Scott talking about...the Liz Aspen letter that exploited her disabled child? That was not a petty fight initiated by your political opponent, Scott. That was a viscious, unwarranted, disgusting, misguided act of revenge, not a petty fight. Finally, Scott professes his support of open, transparent, and accessible government. Balogna. Big fat Balogna. Scott Hageman refuses to address the issue of one of the most outrageous pieces of garbage politics in Woodinville's history, namely the infamous Liz Aspen letter. My vote goes to Al Taylor.
Jodi Getz October 26, 2011 at 04:04 AM
I have watched the Council meetings for years. Scott voted no to turning on the cameras in City Hall until he was to embarassed and finally voted them in. He voted for an admissions tax and utility tax. He voted against additional money's for roads. A fight Chuck Price had with him time and time again. Oh and thank you Dale for reminding us, Scott did nothing to repair flooding in downtown yet he let staff #'s run out of control. 67 staffers that could not fix a flooded intersection now look what they get done with 36 staffers. But he did cry for them when they left. It's time for a real voice on council and not someone who does a poor job regergatating everyone elses comments week after week after week. Scott please just step down.
Gail October 26, 2011 at 04:38 AM
Scott is all talk no action. Has a hard time thinking about anything but what Liz tells him to do. No thanks. I'm all for replacing him with Al Taylor too.
Dave Henry October 26, 2011 at 04:49 AM
Our 16-year incumbent Woodinville City Council member Scott Hageman and then mayor, permitted a near RIOT during a council meeting with the newly elected members of the ticket, a couple years ago. The entire NSSA attended that council meeting, consisting mostly of Non-Woodinville residents, to protest what they believed the new council intentions were, to scrap the ball project. That council meeting made the WTO and Occupy Seattle look tame. Chairs banging, chairs hitting the floor, loud laughing, coughing, attendees standing up, constant interruptions, foot stomping, attendees talking over council members, cat calls, everytime a council member attempted to speak, folks would start jumping up and down. Yes, quite an outstanding example of leadership.from council member Hageman, the then mayor. The real test of his leadership was when a council member requested mayor Hageman have the mob-rioters removed from chambers, who where getting more violent. Mayor Hageman looked the other way, and refused to act. Dave Henry
Al Taylor October 26, 2011 at 05:25 AM
After 16 years of nothing, but wasted time, broken promises, tax increases and misdirected council focus, it is time to retire Scott Hageman. Vote Al Taylor! http://www.altaylor2011.com
Al Taylor October 26, 2011 at 05:39 AM
Scott has had 16 years to lower property taxes, but a simple search of Woodinville City Council decisions clearly show that under his tenure he raised property tax assessments in 12 of 16 years, implemented entertainment taxes, and authorized new taxes on our utility bills! Only in the recent years with new council members Stecker, Roskind, Talmas, Boundy-Sanders, and Glickman has there been zero increases! .
Jodi Getz November 19, 2011 at 04:37 AM
How sad that Scott has to ask John how he can regain his seat as Mayor and John's only reply is the Mayor will retire. Step up Scott and do something yourself.
cynthia brocha November 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Hey Jodi, would you please be more specific in your comment about a John and a Scott. I'm unable to figure out what you are talking about exactly, thanks!
Jodi Getz November 21, 2011 at 02:06 AM
Hey Cynthia, Sorry Scott and John left you out of the loop. I suggest you catch up with them and get filled in.
cynthia brocha November 21, 2011 at 03:40 AM
@ Jodi, my question remains pertinent; what is it you publicly "allude" too; you mention a John a Scott - no last names, is this just "smoke and mirrors" :-) because there is no John on council and it is a council only decision?
Jodi Getz November 21, 2011 at 05:18 AM
You don't need a mirror to find Scott but you may need a mirror to see at least part of John hiding behind the scenes.
cynthia brocha November 21, 2011 at 07:01 AM
@ Mr. "jodi," this thread was intended to be about reasonable public discourse not accusatory innuendo. Again, my question was pertinent while your response is a non answer.
Kris November 21, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Jodi, did the person whom you refer request a favor from John Corleone? Did he kiss the ring? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_-UJtZwjRI) I'm just sayin' :)


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