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With all of the hugely negative political news everyone has been hammered with lately, it almost seems that a lot of people may be pretty apathetic about voting in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. However, I once heard that changing things on the federal level is a pretty hard thing to do while doing the same along local lines can at least sometimes yield changes that benefit the community.
Not long ago, Americans were told that Detroit, one of America’s largest cities, filed for Bankruptcy. But, wait, since then, Washington D.C., Camden, N.J., Cincinnati, Ohio, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Calif. and Baltimore, Md., are all facing similar fates. Can it happen in Snohomish County? Most would say, “No way!” But, I would caution you that the 1,000,000 people who once lived in Detroit and fled probably said the same thing. So, what does this have to do with a County Council race in Snohomish County? It has everything to do with it.
When considering your vote for County Council District 1, consider this: Bill Blake is an absolutely genuine article. I’ve never met anyone so sincere in the simple and unpolluted wish to help his district.
As a mother of four school-aged children, my first priority is naturally the children of our community. I’m excited to have a candidate like Kamille Norton, who has a real investment in the safety and best interests of the children and families of Marysville and is running to ensure a safe and thriving community for all of us.