In this time of such divisive politics at the national level, I am supporting Cassie Franklin for Everett mayor as someone who can bring Everett residents together.
As a strong, lifelong Democrat and active labor leader, I urge everyone, including my fellow Democrats and friends in the labor movement, to vote for Cassie – someone who will work with us and everyone in Everett to make Everett an even better place.
It is a shame that some voters are taking the fact that one of their own is interested and willing to work with Everett residents of all political stripes as a knock against her.
I want a mayor who is willing to work with and seek support from all in Everett and not just confine themselves to a narrow base of political support. We tend to come up with the best solutions when we work together.
Voters long ago decided that keeping local elections non-partisan was the best way to run our local governments. To somehow see it as a negative that Cassie Franklin is following that practice is misguided. What we don’t need is more partisanship in local government.
Vote for Cassie Franklin for mayor of Everett.
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