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I’m supporting Kelly Wright for mayor of Marysville. Kelly has experience with local government all over the world and has correctly identified issues with the city’s current leadership which must be addressed.
I must respond to a series of comments and letters regarding the current appointed mayor of Marysville and his challenger, Kelly Wright.
The cross country teams at Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck high schools want to say a huge “thank you” to the Marysville community for their support of our fifth Tomahawk Twilight Meet this past Oct. 1.
During the last several years I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Muller on a variety of volunteer committees and activities within the Marysville School District.
I read the Everett Herald’s recent article endorsing various candidates for the upcoming Marysville City Council race with interest. Unfortunately, the information on Scott Allen who is running for Position 5 was all too brief. In my association with Scott, I have found him to be incredibly well read and versed about the challenges Marysville faces; he has lived in Marysville for a long time and is a tireless volunteer with church, Kiwanis and the Masons.
After researching the information on both our current Mayor Jon Nehring and his opponent Kelly Wright this election season the voting members of our family have decided to vote for Jon Nehring to continue as Mayor of Marysville.
Our current Mayor Jon Nehring has served Marysville extremely well over the past 10 years, as a City Councilmember for over 8 of those years, and most recently as Mayor since August of 2010. He has worked hard on behalf of the citizens of Marysville over that time as a public official, volunteer, and active community member.
“Leadership that listens.” That is the slogan on Jon Nehring’s political campaign signs. It is unfortunate that it is all too common for our political leaders of today to make promises and slogans that are nothing but that; slogans. Fortunately for the citizens of Marysville, our mayor does more than just make slogans. He actually does what the slogans say.
When my husband and I bought our house in Marysville 12 years ago, our intention was to stay about a year or two and then move on. But happily, those plans never developed. We both come from smaller Washington cities and were drawn to the “small town” feel of Marysville.
Donna and I have had the pleasure of working with Pete Lundberg on many projects over the years. Be it as parents, PSTA members or as volunteers working on bond and levy committees, Pete was always there as a staunch supporter of improving the learning opportunities for Marysville’s youth. His depth of experience will bring added insight to the school board and his proven work ethic means he will be there to make sure the job gets done.
I am writing to encourage the voters of the city of Marysville to retain Jon Nehring as Mayor of Marysville.
In a recent editorial, I outlined the rationale for change in city leadership. My opponent, appointed to the mayoral position last year, has made some statements in response that bear closer examination. The 156th Street overpass will be paid for entirely with tax dollars. Any ‘partnership’ extended simply to the city charging property taxes to pay for the overpass. To the extent those taxes were paid by private entities and used by the city to build the overpass, it could loosely be defined as a ‘partnership’ — though I believe most would classify it as a tax.
I read with interest your op-eds in The Globe recently. There is a clear difference between you in the story of the sale of the old Coca-Cola building. Mr. Wright points out that the city commissioned a study after the property’s purchase, and then sold the main part of the property for a considerably lesser amount than that for which it was purchased. Mr. Nehring states that the property has been sold to Parr Lumber and that the price “recaptures the city’s purchase price for the building.” Which is it?
This letter is written in support for Marysville’s current Mayor Jon Nehring.vI have known Jon and his family for many years, we have worked in the community together, our children go to school together and we have coached our boys in baseball together. In short, he is a man who not only works hard for the residents of the city of Marysville; he is an active resident of the city of Marysville. He knows what our children are facing in local schools; his children attend there. He understands the needs of hard-working families because he interacts with many of those parents on a personal level through the community each week.
There’s been some confusion on the part of my neighbors regarding the mayor’s race in Marysville. While Jon Nehring is the current mayor, he is not running for re-election.
For 12 years I had the pleasure of sitting next to Steve Muller while he chaired the Marysville Planning Commission. How lucky we were to have a man with his integrity and well-rounded knowledge of our city. He was always prepared for the multitude of decisions that came before us. He put in countless hours on his own so he would have a grasp on the issues. He understands the city’s relationship to development as well as concern for the citizens. He is a lifelong resident with a deep love for our area.
Hypocrisy is “the practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behavior.” There doesn’t seem a more clear example of exactly this when one hears Pres. Obama’s words about “job creation” and then reads that under his administration, the EPA, in this case, will actually destroy 1.44 million jobs. So, is “job creation” just another word for “job destruction?”
In response to a Sept. 14 guest column that ran alongside my monthly Mayor’s Column in The Marysville Globe written by my challenger in the Mayor’s race, I’m compelled to clear up some misconceptions and points that need clarification.
As a 10-year resident of Marysville, I would like to voice my support to retain Jon Nehring as Marysville’s Mayor. I have known Jon for eight years through his involvement in community programs. Jon truly cares about Marysville and the people that live here.
As homeowners in Marysville for 11 years we were very proud to have our daughter attend the new Marysville Getchell high last year.