Today is our primary election in Washington State. Seattle Times writer Kate Riley has published an insightful column about “my favorite politicians.”
Speaking about the recent loss of Doreen Marchione, former Redmond mayor and remarkable public figure, Riley wrote:
“Candidates running for local offices on the council, school board or for mayor are my favorite politicians. Too often the job is thankless and even unpleasant…This is the hard work of government—officials stealing time from their families to tackle the mundane, including balancing budgets, and the dramatic with neighborhoods warring over growth.”
It’s a splendid tribute to Doreen Marchione and to all of you elected officials at the local level who keep our streets open, our water flowing, our schools and cities functioning.
Kudos, and may your worth be recognized by the public as they vote today.