Everett Council, Dist. 6: Chatters won’t vote no to city’s needs

Regarding the recent story about donations to Everett City Council candidate Scott Bader (“Bader ‘surprised’ by $38K in campaign cash from Master Builderss,” The Herald, Sept. 2):

This $38,000 in contribution to Bader’s campaign should serve as a clear bellringing to the residents of Everett.

Despite whatever you may read in the onslaught of mailers you’re receiving; please do not let the flashy color glossy photos fool you into thinking Bader is good for Everett.

During his prior tenure, he was the most predictable vote on the council. On any matter that came before the Council that seemed even remotely progressive, Bader voted “No.”

When proposals were brought to:

Create fair and equitable representation for Everett residents, he voted no.

Address the opiate epidemic by increasing treatment resources, he voted no

Work to reduce homelessness by building pallet shelters, he voted no

Approve zoning change to build more low-income housing, he voted no

Bader championed the “Kick ‘em while they’re down” (No sit, no lie) ordinance, which criminalized and created retribution for sitting or lying in areas that the downtown association deemed improper and was later deemed unconstitutional.

The City of Everett does not need more Bader!

Everett needs a new, progressive voice on the City Council who will bring understanding and solutions to the dilemmas facing Everett now and in the future.

That voice is Demi Chatters!

Please vote for Demi for Everett City Council!

Christopher Glans


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