The sign on a pickup truck seen around Snoqualmie asks: Do You Need Another Larson in City Hall?
Not only was it clever, it is thought-provoking. Do we? I know both candidates competing for the same position on the Snoqualmie City Council. I happen to like both gentlemen and have nothing against the Mayor or the job he’s doing as Mayor.
But do I want his brother, Joe Larson, on the council? I think not. Nor do I think the city needs another Larson representing us. Why?
It’s just not smart governance. The people’s business and the community’s best interests are not served well by nepotism. History tells us that nepotism is fraught with unavoidable problems and hidden agendas. It’s bad for business, most won’t allow it, and it’s been proven bad for governing. It doesn’t matter who it is, governing a city should not be a family affair.
We deserve and should be represented by a healthy mix of our population, representing our diverse population of age, interests and values. I urge you to re-elect Charles Peterson, beholden only to the community at large.
Sue Mackey, Snoqualmie