Takes issue with ad for Buckley council candidate
October 19, 2011 · 1:28 PM
In reading through the Oct. 12 edition of The Enumclaw Courier-Herald on Oct. 12, I came across a political ad that raised my eyebrows.
I have been a lifelong resident of the city of Buckley and a member of the Buckley Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years.
As a statement of record, the Buckley firefighters have never endorsed a candidate that has chosen to run for any City Council position. It would seem to be self-serving in doing so, therefore unethical and a certain conflict of interest.
Bryan Howard’s ad states that he is endorsed by the Buckley firefighters and police. I will only speak for the Buckley firefighters, for which my passion lies deeply. While a certain few firefighters may endorse him on a personal level, the firefighters as a group do not endorse him. The statement that he is “endorsed by the firefighters” is easily construed to read that the body (firefighters) agreed to endorse a candidate.
This is not true. It appears that this candidate has already chosen his political path, I just want to inform the public that the Buckley firefighters are not following.