Letters to the Editor | Awards and State Senate

Jul 11, 2018

Honored by this award

From the bottom of my heart, I am incredibly humbled and honored to be the chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year Award.

What a beautiful surprise and gift it was to receive a lunchtime visit by the previous Citizens of the Year. To have an opportunity to hug them all was personally the icing on the cake.

I am forever grateful to be an American and to live in a community where I have been embraced and supported by so many amazing people.

Dentistry has always been my passion. However, the biggest blessing has been the meaningful relationships I have developed over the years with my patients, my team at Mukilteo Dental Center, my students, my fellow volunteers and the unconditional love of my friends, family, and my husband, Chris, and daughters Kayla, Heaven, and Kovi.

It would take several lifetimes to ever repay all the blessings I have received in my own life. I truly feel God’s presence in my calling to serve. I serve not seeking anything in return.

My hope and desire is to be a good mom and to raise three faithful daughters who will forever change this world for the better.

Nhi Pham, D.D.S.

Mukilteo’s 2018 Citizen of the Year


Public questions for Mario Lotmore

Mr. Lotmore,

Congratulations on your first run for public office and for the State Senate.

As a newcomer to a public office, what can citizens of Mukilteo expect form you if you are elected?

Can you provide some thoughts on how you plan to deal with the drug use among our youth, the ongoing homelessness problem and your ideas for improving the abilities of small business who operate in a heavily regulated system?

As you are aware, our community and the 21st as a whole has a growing and largely untapped minority population. How will you work within these communities to increase civic engagement and participation?

Mukilteo's issues are of great importance to the readers of this paper.

Traffic congestion and capacity on Mukilteo Speedway and the increase due to passenger air at Paine Field coupled by a new ferry terminal have the potential to create an even bigger burden on our transportation.

As a Senator, what involvement or actions will you take to help solve this problem without significant impact to our economic vitality and charm or causing undue harm to the environment?

Finally, what is your opinion for the term limits at the State Legislature and what committee do you feel best prepared to participate on if elected?

Please expound your wisdoms in these areas, and good luck on your campaign.

James Yoo



Lotmore’s Response:

Mr. Yoo, I will be addressing these and other questions from residents at my Meet & Greet Community BBQ on July 15th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. located at Front 9 Condominiums (12303 Harbour Pointe Blvd).

I look forward seeing and hearing from you, an accomplished man I greatly respect.

Mario Lionel Lotmore

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