Cole already works hard for community

I respectfully disagree with The Herald Editorial Board’s endorsement for Lynnwood City Council Position 1. It makes no sense given the facts.

Often, records show, your choice, Dan Swank, has failed to cast a vote in an election as a regular citizen of 17 years. I worry about that.

It’s a local office. One for which he barely finished second in the August primary. On the positive side, he shifted positions to his opponent’s winning ones quickly, including using her campaign slogan, found on his Web site! I don’t know, Herald.

Kimberly Cole’s out on the front lines working on several of the issues inside your paper each day. Sometimes for herself as a hospital commissioner, but usually for Mike Cooper as part of her job. I had called into their office about my neighborhood’s bare-butted barista stand. Working with her made government easier to navigate. She is responsive and sincere. She shows up to see, hear and understand first hand. No paper pushing or buck passing. All hours, weekends; son on her hip, after night classes, she has worked with us. It’s above and beyond.

Kimberly Cole makes better sense. Her positive, proactive energy already translates into her work for our communities. She picks up the ball and moves it. Lynnwood is in good hands.

And Herald, I forgive you. You can’t be right all the time!

Katri Liias


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