LETTER: I learned a lot running for council
To the Editor,
I think back on the months of hard work my fantastic team of volunteers and I devoted to my run for the Burien City Council in this year's primary election and I am proud. I am proud of what we were able to accomplish with our message of common sense and common decency. We certainly didn’t get the results we had hoped for, but we accomplished great things in spurring productive dialogue door to door and within the political forums.
I certainly learned a lot from my political endeavor, but the most powerful lesson of all, was just how great our city and our citizens really are. I knocked on over 1500 doors and the message that rang true over and over again was the passion and commitment we all have to make our city the best it can be; not only for ourselves, but for our friends, neighbors and children.
We are hardworking, creative and devoted people. We come together to take care of one another and are invested in our future. Elections give us the opportunity to support leaders whoshare that passion and drive and demonstrate that strength of character with their actions every day. That is why I will be writing a check to Joan McGilton for her campaign, why I encourage those who supported me to do the same, and when those ballots come in the mail, I encourage you to return them with votes in support of Joan McGilton.