The recent insinuation by some that Snoqualmie City Council candidate Joe Larson, should he be elected, will somehow be influenced by or receive preferential consideration by his brother Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson stinks of a political red herring to me.
I’ve known Joe for several years, and recently, in a casual, unprompted moment, he spoke eloquently and passionately about his interest in community service, and his sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of Valley residents. I can tell you from personal experience that Joe is most definitely his own man, and I have no doubt whatsoever that as a Council Member, his voice will be clear, concise, heartfelt, honest, and uniquely his own.
What is more disturbing to me however, is the energy which has been directed into this supposed ’nepotism’ argument, some of which apparently comes from an unopposed Council candidate, who really shouldn’t be concerned with anything but his own election, and not that of another seat. What is the motivation here? I could speculate, but then that’s the crux of the charge against Joe Larson, isn’t it? Speculation.
I don’t know Joe’s opponent personally, but from what I read it seems we have two good candidates for a single Council seat. However I do know Joe, and I’m supporting him 100% in his bid for Snoqualmie City Council. And I strongly encourage my fellow voters to ignore the political fear-mongering, and vote for the candidate, not a baseless insinuation.