Citizen’s vote made easier by campaign letter

I am writing in response to the letter to the citizens of Sumner left on doorsteps regarding the mayor’s race endorsed by the Sumner City Council.

I originally was planning to vote for Matt Richardson and after much consideration I actually found myself “on the fence.” That is no longer the case. I was appalled by the letter written by our city council and have decided wholeheartedly to vote for Matt Richardson.

How they can all come together and write such a slanderous letter only leads me to believe that they feel that they have a certain power or “clique” that will lead them to stick together on all decisions made for our city in the next four years. There was no respect for Matt Richardson, also a city councilman, and it made me feel uneasy as to why they would circulate such a letter to the citizens of Sumner. What are they afraid of?

I don’t know Matt Richardson personally, but I have seen what he brings to the city of Sumner as a council member. He has fresh ideas and is not afraid to stand up to the rest of the “clique” for what he feels is right.

I have observed dealings with Mayor Enslow both in business and personal. I will not share, as I don’t feel that I should lower myself to the level of the Sumner City Council members who endorsed the letter I am writing of.

This election should be conducted fairly based on the beliefs and merits of each candidate and not with the “dirty politics” that was left on each doorstep for the citizens of Sumner.

By the way, who paid for the letter? Was it printed at the city of Sumner at their expense? On their paper? Just curious.

Terri Olson

Sumner


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Vote for Rep. Kim Schrier

Her leadership is vital during this pandemic.

148,000 deaths isn’t a silver lining

And what was that about a Civil War?

Be a responsible American and wear a mask

It’s about protecting others, not yourself.

Mandates aren’t laws

And police can’t enforce mandates.

Enforce mask rules, give money to the needy

We all need to look our for each other, whatever we do.

Big business should close, small businesses should stay open

They have the resources to weather the storm. I don’t.

Respectfully returning my stimulus check

The national debt is a national crisis.

Thank you, neighbors!

Mowing the lawn is difficult at my age.

While we fight against COVID-19, let’s also target TB

Might as well take out two birds with one stone.

We’ve lost our ability to be nuanced about the past

Americans understand the Founding Fathers and other historical figures weren’t saints.

Participate in your local governments

If you’re part of the ‘silent majority’, it’s time to speak out.

A message from Mayor Jan Molinaro

“The best example of encouragement you can give someone for wearing a mask is to wear a mask yourself.”