Clearing up some confusion | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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.

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.

It appears rather odd that the timing of Dennis Kendall’s resigning and the city council’s appointing our current mayor has the appearance of a “Backroom Deal” for the purpose of giving Jon a leg up in this race. Being retained means keeping an appointee and voiding our vote. This will be the very first time since Dennis Kendall was re-elected that we voters have a say in who will be our mayor.

While I haven’t seen the current mayor, I have seen what he and his council have done to our community and I’m not very impressed.  I am also not impressed with the hand-me-down policy of Kendall and his council members.

I met Kelly Wright recently when he came to my door.  We talked for the better part of three hours and he impressed me with his background.  He has worked all over the world building local governments. He also impressed me with his common-sense ideas to improve our daily lives in Marysville. I believe he will be a great leader for our city.

I won’t be voting to retain an appointed mayor. I believe it’s time for new leadership and new ideas. I hope my Marysville neighbors will join me in voting for Kelly Wright.  Contact him before you make your line on the ballot.

Rick Bleasdale

Marysville

 

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