Letter: Markey to seek seat on City Council
I am excited to announce my candidacy for Mukilteo City Council Position 3.
I've lived in the Puget Sound area for 25 years, but when it came time to choose the city in which to raise our family, we chose Mukilteo. The community we call home has interesting challenges ahead.
As a member of the city's Long-Range Financial Planning Committee, I saw firsthand the magnitude of these problems. We've ignored our roads, tend to hire consultants to fix our problems and don't always follow through on our promises. We make large commitments to new projects without proper planning. If you've gone to City Council meetings, you've probably witnessed this patchwork approach that has council members funding pet projects while simultaneously proposing tax increases.
Like many of you, I own a home in Mukilteo. My kids attend school at Harbour Pointe and Kamiak. I'm concerned not only with property values and the valuable services we get for our tax dollars, but also in public safety and the sense of community we foster in Mukilteo.
I'd also like to think I'd be an excellent addition to the council. Currently, in my work at a hospital, I oversee a budget and manage employees. I've worked with our school district on their budget committee, and I’ve served as president of my homeowners association in Mukilteo near Big Gulch, and previously in south Everett. I've also been a Rotarian, served on the Chamber of Commerce board, and proudly served in the Army National Guard.
My history is one of working with friends and neighbors to make our community better.
I hope to see you soon: perhaps at the Farmers Market, running along Harbor Point Boulevard, or as we support our children at choir, track or soccer events.
I hope you'll consider voting for me as we face Mukilteo's challenges and opportunities together.