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Snohomish County


Klein's financial know-how is tops

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Last week, Americans awoke to hear that Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, the largest city in the country to do so. 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 once said the same thing. So, what does this have to do with a County Council race in Snohomish County? Everything.
While there are current candidates who have expertise in waste water management or resource and land development, only one candidate has the financial expertise to help Snohomish County thrive and not follow in the footsteps of Detroit and other American cities. The county already employs many professionals with years of public experience in a variety of areas to do the research and studies necessary to inform the executive and the council regarding various projects and funding streams to provide the array of services necessary to make Snohomish County a truly viable community.
Ken Klein has a solid background in accounting and finance, both in education and employment, which will help the county make wise and prudent financial decisions. Whether that money comes from the county, state or federal government, it is all taxpayer money. The council's real job is to oversee the county's finances as carefully and responsibly as possible to meet the greatest number of needs of the citizens at the least amount of expense.
Ken only recently began his public service with his election to the Arlington City Council, so his experience in the private rather than public sector will bring a differing point of view to the council. Please help elect Ken Klein to the County Council!
Catherine Paxton
Arlington

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