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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.
As a former business owner and involved resident of Marysville for a very long time, I am always concerned about the goings on with our city government.
Gary and Donna Wright, Marysville business owners and Donna as a Marysville City Councilmember, are frequently asked if Mayor Jon Nehring’s campaign opponent is related to us. The answer is no. We are not related to Mayor Nehring’s opponent. Nor have we ever met that opponent.
To the 19,000 people who were annexed into the city of Marysville on Dec. 30, 2009, without the courtesy of your right to vote. Now is the time to get even with those running for re-election for Marysville City Council and Mayor, and Snohomish County Council and County Executive.
The “small town” mentality of the Marysville City Council’s action on the subject of medical marijuana is appalling.
Saturday, May 14, is the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. The donations raised through this event provide a major portion of the food required to serve Marysville families in need throughout the summer.
I recently read some survey results provided by the Snohomish Health District about the health habits of sixth, eighth, tenth, and 12th-grade students in Snohomish County. Use of alcohol and marijuana is still very prevalent; bullying is definitely an issue for our youth and statistically one-fifth of tenth graders reported they considered suicide in the past year.
Marysville School District has eight small learning communities (SLC) that serve high school students. The eight SLCs are International School of Communication, School for the Entrepreneur, Bio Med, Academy of Construction and Engineering, Pathways of Choice, Marysville Mountain View, Arts and Technology and Heritage.
Thank you so much to Richard Paige, manager of the Marysville Safeway store on State Avenue. Every Tuesday morning for 20 years he has hosted a Senior Coffee Klatch. Seniors gather from all around the area to meet and greet old and new friends.
In order to truly understand some of the rhetoric surrounding the state of public education, the funding of public education and/or the results of public education, a prudent person should have some factual history and data.
By now, it should be common knowledge that Mark Roe has been serving citizens in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for over 23 years. He has handled numerous high profile criminal cases on behalf of citizens and served in various leadership roles throughout his career in the Prosecutor’s Office.