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On behalf of the Marysville Community Food Bank, we want to thank the caring and generous Marysville community that contributed so generously during the holiday season.
This year I am celebrating your birthday by writing you this letter to tell of my own story intollerance and learning.
As an American citizen, I am totally fed up with our judicial system. They can put Martha Stewart in prison for her actions with the stock market but the CEO’s of all these banks, stock market and mortgage companies can walk away with their big salaries and huge bonuses. Then they get money from the government “bailout” and then give bonuses to the executives, for what, grand theft? What is wrong with this picture.
Having worked in the Superior court system for 23 years, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand the important role our Superior Court judges play in our democracy. As the Snohomish County Clerk, I am proud to endorse Joe Wilson as our next Superior Court judge.
Ever since hiring George Appel as a deputy prosecutor over 15 years ago, I have been impressed with his uncommon work ethic, sound character, good judgment and superior legal skills. He was a valued member of our staff and enjoys to this day great respect among his peers.
We incarcerate people, set them up to fail, and then complain about recidivism. We ignore poverty and all the other underlying causes of crime, then decide to be “tough” after the fact.
I am writing to strongly encourage voters to support Mike Hope for State Representative.
I live in the 39th district and I sincerely believe that we need a change.
Since Val Stevens was elected to the House and Senate, she has worked tirelessly for those “just average voters” in her district, no special interests. She has been a devoted voice for foster children and others who rely on DSHS for support. She advocates for DSHS programs, working across the political aisle efficiently using taxpayer dollars. She supports educationally and financially sound K-12 programs, higher education, community health organizations and senior programs, especially those rural fire departments and emergency medical services. She is well aware that just as we can’t live beyond our means, neither can government.
I turn on my TV and I see Barack Obama and John McCain. During commercials I see Dino Rossi and Christine Gregiore. What a breath of fresh air it is to have a candidate come to my door and actually talk about what’s important to me. That candidate is Joe Wilson.
I would like to express my appreciation and support for the recent ongoing improvements to Asbery Field in Marysville by several community groups. This group includes HomeStreet Bank, Marysville School District, Marysville Parks and Recreation, and the Marysville Church Community. The new landscaping, ball field fencing, and trail is noticeable when you drive or walk along 4th Street.
Community service is a vital part of any vibrant city. The city of Marysville is very blessed to have so many citizens that take an active part in making our community a better place to live.
I have endorsed George Appel for the Snohomish County Superior Court.
Marysville residents should be delighted when passing by Asbery Field this past week, recognizing a dramatic upgrade to one of the city’s oldest athletic fields.
While we sit by and watch our retirement plans decrease in avalanche-like falls in value, our Congress, especially the Senate, sits by and shakes its congressional head and “tsk, tsks, oh, what a shame” as AIG officials take a spa junket on money given to them by that head shaking Congress, who then have the audacity to give them some more money.
There are many reasons to support Liz Loomis in her run for State Representative. Take her experiences as a small business owner, a city council-member, a mayor, or a freshman representative in the state legislature. Or look at her plans for improving both the quality of life for our families and the rate of success for small businesses and their employees.
We are writing in support of George Appel for Superior Court Judge.
I live in the 39th District and I sincerely believe that we need a change.
For a lay person casting an informed vote for judge can be a daunting task. A case in point is Superior Court Judge, Pos. 6, a position for which, on first analysis, both candidates, Joe Wilson and George Appel, appear qualified. How then to decide?
I was raised in Snohomish County and am raising my family here. I work for a local trucking company. In the last several months, I’ve met Mr. Wilson a handful of times. We have seen him at political fundraisers, auctions, paid events. I find that concerning.