Arlington Mayor: Tolbert has done much for city, residents

I encourage my fellow Arlington voters to join me in re-electing Mayor Barb Tolbert. Mayor Tolbert is a strong and effective advocate for our city on local, county, state and federal levels. She is well respected by other leaders for her collaboration, and her influence and passion benefits our city in many ways.

Mayor Tolbert’s strong partnerships with local businesses, county officials and state representatives have opened doors for Arlington. Her work has not only provided access to vital data and grant opportunities, but has also secured essential funding for our community. Examples include: the Embedded Social Worker program; State funding to widen 172nd; the Mobile Integrated Health Program and funding to design a new park for Smokey Point.

Furthermore, her influential presence at the county, state and federal levels ensures that Arlington has a voice on crucial legislative matters. Her relationships with key figures, including federal legislators Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene and Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, state legislators, Carolyn Eslick, Sam Low, Clyde Shavers, Ron Muzzal, Dave Paul and Keith Waggoner, county officials Dave Somers and Nate Nehring, and the mayors of Stanwood, Marysville, Snohomish, Lake Stevens and Everett has been instrumental in advocating for our city’s needs.

Mayor Tolbert’s dedication to collaboration and her ability to bring resources to Arlington are qualities that deserve our continued support for the betterment of our community.

Sid Logan


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