The Sept. 18 primary election was a challenge to us, the citizens of Snohomish County in the state of Washington. Having lived in Everett for 47 years, I feel we have an urgent need for change across the board. Faced with tremendous growth problems, I have seen no decisive, capable leadership anywhere.
Now is the time for that big “change.”
The state Legislature, which for years has let our transportation woes balloon in severity, needs, among other things, a good shake-up. Erv Hoglund, a candidate in the 38th District, offers us a chance to make that difference in Olympia. His solid business and labor background make him the ideal choice for those who want to see pro-active leadership.
One regret I have is that I cannot vote in the county council’s 1st District for John Koster, who can give us a resurgence of faith and confidence in our future and ourselves.
Our growth, crime and transportation problems seem insurmountable, but John Koster has the common sense and leadership ability to find solutions that will benefit us all.
Let’s move out of the “been there, done that” mode with a wise step into the future.