Conrad Lee (born February 10, 1939) is the past mayor of Bellevue, Washington. He has served on the city council since 1994, and was elected mayor in 2012.
Early life and education
Lee was born in Kunming, China. His father was an aide to warlord Long Yun. After the death of his father, Lee moved to Hong Kong with his mother. In 1958, he moved to the United States to attend college at Seattle Pacific University. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Washington. He moved to Washington in 1967 to become an engineer for Boeing. He has also worked as a stockbroker.
Lee was first elected to the Bellevue city council in 1994. He served as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2011 before being elected mayor in 2012. During his tenure on the city council, he was part of a majority that opposed an increase in the property tax and the Sound Transit's planned light-rail route through South Bellevue until a compromise was reached. He is the first Asian American mayor of Bellevue.
Lee won re-election in 2013 with a record 78% of the vote.