In 1999, a charismatic young man walked into to the nonprofit agency where I worked (The ARC of Snohomish County) wanting to hear about the people we served and how he could possibly help support our endeavors. Aaron Reardon was running for the position of state representative for the 38th Legislative District and was taking the time to listen to the needs of the community he wanted to serve. Since his election to that position, his concern for his local community has not wavered.
I have had the opportunity to have many conversations with Mr. Reardon, as a House representative and as a state senator, about the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who live in our state and our county. His concern for people with vulnerable needs goes beyond rhetoric. He has proven by his statements, and his legislative votes, that he stands by what he says. Will I miss his powerful voice in Olympia? Absolutely! Do I welcome his reliability and understanding of all the issues that challenge our growing community? Without a doubt!
Aaron Reardon is just what our diverse county needs – enthusiastic, integral, and trustworthy. As Thomas “Tip” O’Neill – a longtime speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress – once declared, “All politics is local.” Aaron Reardon is exactly the person we want representing and accomplishing our goals and interests in Snohomish County as our county executive.