Keep Marine in the mayor’s office | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
In the Mukilteo mayoral race, it is of utmost importance that voters choose a leader who helps Mukilteo make progress on their important initiatives. Joe Marine has the experience, insights and connections that make him the obvious choice.
I interface with Mayor Marine at many local and regional events, so I know first-hand that Joe is singularly focused on moving things forward and getting things done.
Joe does a great job of looking out for Mukilteo, but also collaborates with other jurisdictions and legislative bodies to bring about improvements that are important to our region.
Joe is passionate about his city, and tenacious about the issues. But he does it in a way that looks at the broader, regional impacts, and I appreciate that.
For example, when people start taking sides about commercial flights at Paine Field, Joe has the acumen to make it a regional issue we can all support, namely preserving and enhancing the economic opportunities we all enjoy from the aerospace manufacturing industry.
That’s a win for Mukilteo and a win for the region.
Joe also brings experience and connections that are good for Mukilteo and for our region. Joe is well connected with county and state legislators and agencies, and is recognized by your federal officials when he walks into their offices in Washington, D.C.
That’s the kind of connections that are vital to your waterfront and ferry terminal projects.
Joe is an active participant in a number of regional planning and policy organizations,, and is well-respected throughout the state. He has been elected by his peers to serve as the vice president of the Association of Washington Cities (representing all 289 cities and towns throughout the state), and leads the member education subcommittee.
His colleagues recognize that Joe knows the business of cities, and is the kind of leader they can learn from.
Bottom line, Mukilteo has a good thing going with Joe Marine as your mayor. I encourage you to retain him for the good of Mukilteo and for our region.
Mike Todd, Mayor,
City of Mill Creek