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Letters to the Editor - 10/9/17

  • Written by Readers

Ready, Set, Vote!

The General Election on November 7th will include several key races and the outcomes are important to the quality of life in Woodinville.

We are blessed to have the right to vote and it is imperative that each and every one of us does so. It is also imperative that we take the initiative to learn about the candidates and their positions on the issues, so we can make informed choices.

The Northshore School District, Woodinville Water District, Evergreen Health Hospital District and City Council are all on the ballot, so a lot is at stake. The City Council race is particularly important, with four of seven positions in play. Two are unopposed and two are challenged.

Here are some ways you can learn more about the issues and the candidates:

When a candidate rings your doorbell, answer and engage them in conversation. Ask questions. Listen to their answers and ask more questions.

View videos of City Council meetings to get a sense of the issues being discussed http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/CityHall/CouncilVideos.asp

View the video of the recent Candidate Forum, featuring all City Council candidates answering questions about Economic Development, Financial Management and Overall Quality of Life in Woodinville: https://woodinvillechamber.org/about-woodinville/economic-development/

In the 2013 General Election, there were just 3,146 ballots counted in Woodinville, so a candidate could win with 1,574 votes. In Woodinville every vote really counts! Make sure yours is does, by registering by October 9th (if you haven’t done so already) and VOTE!

Dave Witt, Executive Director
Woodinville Chamber and Visitor Center

 

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