County Council: Dunn was leader for Everett council districts

I am supporting Megan Dunn for Snohomish County Council, District 2.

I met Megan when she was leading a grassroots coalition dedicated to bringing more representative government to the Everett City Council by establishing districts. Megan did her research and, with the support of community members, brought the concept to the council’s attention in 2015. The following year she vice-chaired the Everett Charter Review Commission and again championed the cause of districts. In January 2017, Everett Districts Now (EDN) was formed as a nonpartisan PAC; its purpose was to bring the districting question to the people for a vote by means of a citizen initiative. Megan Dunn was the leader of EDN throughout this process. It included two initiative campaigns and culminated in a vote by the citizenry in November 2018 in favor. Because of her tireless work, Everett City Council members will be elected by district from five geographic districts with two citywide.

Around the same time, the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County was interviewing council members using their most persuasive arguments for change with the goal of better representation. Realizing that we could not move forward without more support, the League joined forces with EDN. It was at this time that I met Megan Dunn and got to see her in action.

In working with Megan on the districting campaign I have seen firsthand her skill in promoting a vision of fair representation and seeing that vision through. She has many other qualifications, but I speak to her talent in working with others to get a job done. She has the passion and skills needed to serve the county well and fairly. Megan Dunn deserves your vote for County Council, District 2.

Lois Wentink

Everett

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