This year our votes will “count” in a rather substantial way. Three positions on the City Council, and a mayoral race, means there is a potential of four changes in City government. While there are two incumbents, (Mayor Gregerson and currently seated council person Bob Champion) it is still of note that the race this year could be pivotal, even if they retain their seats. Thus it behooves residents of Mukilteo to carefully research, study the issues, and make an informed vote.
On Wednesday, October 18, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Mukilteo Chamber will present the City Council Candidate Forum at Rosehill Community Center. This fall residents will choose between six political contenders to fill three slots on the City Council. Given their different stances on issues, it’s going to be interesting. Then again, on Wednesday, October 25, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, we will present the Mayor Debate, also at Rosehill.
What this means to us is that residents must be encouraged to attend, find out who is running and what their positions are. There are important issues facing Mukilteo, both now and in the future. As a business community, it is crucial that we have councilors who are making economically sound decisions regarding commercial growth and viability in our area. As a resident, our councilors represent us on a local level and it is important that they be responsive to us as constituents.
In position 1: James Yoo and Anna Rohrbough; In position 2: Bob Champion and Peter Zieve; In position 3: Tony Markey and Sarah Kneller.
Each candidate brings strengths and ideas to the table. It then behooves the community to thoughtfully and carefully study the issues that our city faces, balance out the personalities and characteristics that make up the governing body of Mukilteo and make an informed choice.
It is our privilege to vote. Let’s take advantage of that, and responsibly voice our opinion.