Earling won’t bail on serving a full term

Snohomish County needs an experienced leader who will focus on Snohomish County’s problems and will serve a full four-year term as Snohomish County executive. Dave Earling is that man.

As a former business owner, educator and community leader, Dave has decades of experience, unlike his opponent. Dave has served since 1992 on the Edmonds City Council. This past year the city faced an impending budget shortfall. Dave, as council president, didn’t waver in his duty to cut the budget without a tax increase.

Dave Earling’s opponent had only served five months of a four-year term as state senator from Everett when he announced his bid for Snohomish County executive. It was common knowledge last year, when he was running for the Senate position, that he was really running for Snohomish County executive. When he was asked last year at public forums if he was really running for county executive, he never answered it. We now know. Lorraine Tyrrell in a Sept. 19 Herald letter to the editor states that while she voted for Aaron Reardon at least twice before, she will not now. She says, “I’m not sure that he won’t run for a ‘better’ position before fulfilling this term.” In a Sept. 21 Herald article reporter Brian Kelly wrote, “Reardon, though, is likely to face charges of being a job jumper for his move from the state House to the Senate, and now his focus on the county executive’s seat.” This being true, what is he really running for now?

Snohomish County deserves better. Snohomish County deserves and needs a community leader with experience, who will serve Snohomish County for a full term. Join me in voting for Dave Earling for Snohomish County executive.

Lake Stevens

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