Snohomish youth council research support of ranked-choice voting

A March 15 letter to the editor written by John Lorentz was published regarding a presentation to the Snohomish City Council by Snohomish High School’s Youth Council.

The Youth Council researched ranked-choice voting systems. This letter made accusations against the Youth Council of Snohomish High School and their teacher. It was implied that the Youth Council members were manipulated by the teacher and Linda Redmon, Snohomish Council President. These accusations are not supported by facts.

The Youth Council should be applauded for its time and interest in local politics. The presentation to the open forum of the Snohomish City Council meeting was well presented, appropriate and should be encouraged.

Let’s play “Jeopardy.” Answer: The 1950s Senator from Wisconsin who found a Commie or Marxist hiding behind every bush. Question: Who is Joseph McCarthy.

This letter is subjecting the Youth Council to McCarthyism. They deserve an apology from the letter writer.

Carol Meagher


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