Snohomish mayor: Kartak hasn’t kept pledges

John Kartak can’t sell himself on his own merits. He embellishes his record and misrepresents his opponent. She chooses not to say anything negative about him and is running on her strong performance as a leader. Ask yourself, what does that tell you about his character?

Kartak implies his opponent wanted heroin injection sites. The truth is Linda Redmon, like many people in social services, law enforcement, and county government, knew there was no chance a site would be located in Snohomish. She objected to Kartak forcing taxpayers to pay for the city attorney and planner to write up an unneeded law that his friend and political strategist Bill Betten demanded during the Dec. 5, 2017, council meeting. Kartak thrust it upon council without any effort to hear from the community, while Linda asked to hear community input.

Kartak has done similar things as mayor. Recently, he pushed two unnecessary resolutions onto council, using tax dollars for his political purposes. He has issues with ethics and judgment, as evidenced by the growing scandals related to his properties and Proud Boy connections. He’s broken his promises about transparent government and has broken his oath of office. If elected again, he will continue to use his position for political gain. He has kept campaign funds active for another run at the state Legislature. Do you really want to elect someone who is just biding time until he can run for state office again? Who is he listening to and serving? Not Snohomish.

Brian Richardson


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