Feb. 21 and presidential primary ballots will soon be here; a day for Washington state citizens to have the opportunity to pick the next Democratic nominee for president of the United States. I have been voting for 27 years and I have never been so excited to support a candidate like Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana.
Mayor Pete has been serving his community for over eight years in a typical small American town that has issues like many small towns across America attempting to fix generations of decline, to fix generational and systemic racism, and other challenging problems. Mayor Pete has been successful in changing culture and helping the under-served, creating the conditions to survive, moving South Bend forward.
As a Navy veteran myself, I value the same values Mr. Buttigieg does: honor, commitment, and courage. As mayor, he has been in service to others, doing the right thing when it counts, being bold, not being afraid to decide in the face of adversity, in order to provide an environment to thrive in and he will do these same things as president of the United States. Pete is not a “creature of Washington” but rather, Pete is a creature of public service, give him a listen before your primary ballot arrives.
Joe Socoloski III