Our picks for city government

By Staff | Oct 21, 2009

We appreciate Pat Smith's willingness to take a leave of absence from his job to serve as mayor, and we found him knowledgeable and energized about tackling the issues that face Mukilteo.

But it's difficult to take on an incumbent, especially one who has an impressive track record from his first four years.

That record explains why we're endorsing Joe Marine for a second term. He can't take all the credit for the successes we've enjoyed, but he certainly deserves some. Under his watch, accomplishments include:

City Hall done; Community Center under construction; Lighthouse Park, phase 1 finished; Ferry holding area expansion completed, resulting in less mess on the Speedway. Throw in an S&P AAA rating for good measure, and you've got a lot to boast about.

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