I will be voting for Jackie Minchew in the upcoming election. I have been acquainted with Jackie for over five years. I have worked with him on a number of projects, and in my experience Jackie is a man of his word. If he makes a commitment to do something, you can count on it being done. Jackie listens well and is patient and kind with everyone, including people who might have a difficult time articulating what they want to say. Jackie cares deeply about Everett and its future. His commitment to environmental issues ensures that Everett’s future will be well thought out. Jackie is not “politics as usual.” He represents a new voice for the city council, and is what we need.