Mr. Conrad Lee
Bellevue City Councilmember and Mayor (2011-2013) Conrad Lee has served as an elected member of the Bellevue City Council since 1993, one of the few Chinese-Americans in elected politics. Born in Kunming, Yunnan, in 1939, the son of a personal aide to warlord Long Yun, Conrad lost his father at age 8. He moved with his mother to Hong Kong at age ten and stayed there through high school. He came to the U.S. to attend Seattle Pacific College, then got his degree from University of Michigan in electrical engineering and an MBA from University of Washington. After working for Boeing and then as a stockbroker, he was first elected to Bellevue City Council in 1993 and served as Deputy Mayor from 2009-2010. Conrad has been re-elected six times to Bellevue City Council, most recently in November 2017.