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ake Stevens Journal August 24, 2011 Page 8 I ————————-——————.__—________________________ VOTING Fromm “We did extremely well in lake Stevens getting 62 percent of the vote. In addition, we gathered 57 percent of the vote in the 44th Legislative District and 54 percent in the 2nd Congressional District. Without . question, the people of Lake Stevens led the way for our team. So I wanted to give a big thank you to them. We did this even after being outspent in the primary and surviving negative attacks,” Hope said. “Where our team needs to work is in south Snohomish Countywhere we did not do as well. The closer we go toward Seattle, the harder it becomes to gain votes. Our goal is to bring the energy and message of our campaign to the doorsteps of the residents of south county to let them know we have choices and yes Snohomish County can be that bright spot in the economy that everyone talks about.” Both Reardon and Hope bring their own experiences to the table, political and per- sonal, each ofl’ering different insights and ideas of what it will take to enhance the lives of those living in Snohomish County. Hope is both a State Representative and a Seattle Police Officer. “I think both of my positions will add tremendous practical experience as will my experience of being a former business owner. I am in my 14th year of law enforce- ment and have a grasp of what works and what doesn't in the criminal justice setting. This is beneficial because 70 percent of the county budget is criminal justice related. I believe this gives me a huge advantage when drafting a budget," Hope said. “As a state representative, I have had the opportunity to sit on the Capitol Budget Committee, Human Services Committee, Public Safety and Education Commit— ‘ tee. Not only does this provide budgetary experience, it provides the ability to dem- onstrate that I can prioritize and negotiate to get things done. “I vowto use this experience to workwith the council to create a better budget that prioritizes our goals and future. Working with 97 others in Olympia has allowed me I todemonsu'atemyabilitytoworkwith oth- ers and differing political beliefs and still achieve great things (Iakewood Bill, Eryks Law, Special Education, and Foreclosure reliefl,” Hope added. ' During Reardon’s terms he has seen great prosperity and growth within the county as ell as an economy that has continued to spiral downward both Iocally and nation- ally. Through it all he has balanced the budget while not raising taxes and helped create jobs. ' “Every community across the country is seeing higher unemployment as a result of the Wall Street recession. In the past three years Washington State has lost 250,000 jobs and slow reaction byOlympia lawmak- ers has exacerbated the problem,” Reardon explains. “I have a proven record of recruit- ing jobs to Snohomish County. In the past eight years, our competitive approach has grown new jobs at almost four times the rate of Washington State, a total increase of nearly 38,000 jobs—- despite the reces- sion. I played a critical role in crafting the legislation that landed the 787 and local 1 42- WHIPLSH! V It is Serious! WATCH FOR THESE DANGER SIGNALS: LAKE STEVENS CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC Frontier Vili - leader in the fight to win the 767Air Force Tanker contract." “We recently spearheaded and opened the Aerospace Training and Research Center at Paine Field to train the next generation of aerospace workers. And, I am committed to fighting to have the next generation 737 built here in Snohomish County," he added. Each candidate’s priorities for the county include creating jobsand bringing the over 10 percent unemployment rate down. “Securing the next generation Boeing 737 super-site in Snohomish County; Continuing to balance our county’s bud- get without raising taxes; and providing new opportunities for baby boomers who have lost their jobs as well as young people just starting out in the job market through training and growth in high-wage jobs,” Reardon said regarding his top three priori- ties in the next four years. Hope’s main concern is employment. “Jobs, jobs and jobs, Hope said. “Every- one knows someone that has been out of work or someone whose home has been or is being foreclosed. We have to get the economy moving forward again and the county has to play an essential role.” “Our team put forth its ‘Getting Snohom- ish County Back to Work Plan’ a couple weeks ago. We are the only one in this race that has publicly created one. My top three priorities are actually five, since the plan has five steps. All five steps are es- sential for recovery. Our full detailed plan can be read at www.clectmikehopecom, but the steps are regional collaboration- compete globally, keeping our workforce at home, reinvest in the private sector, root out mismanagement and enhancing our educational opportunities." . Ensuring a great quality of life for those who live and work in Snohomish County is what voters want to see from their county leaders. The next few months will bring new ideas for maintaining and increasing the quality of life we all expect and our County Executive is an important piece of tinnier . .. - l. “I look forward to serving the county and people of lake Stevens as your next County Executive. Together we can make our county that bright spot in the economy,” Hope said. “I want to hear from the people and what their ideas for making our state and county better. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or learn more byvisiting www. electmikehopecom. Also if you want to get involved, please contact me. We could use . your help to spread our message through“- out the county." . Reardon cites his vast experience in bringing jobs to the county and knows he will be able to continue to .encourage Companies to make Snohomish County their business home. “Today, Snohomish County sits as one of the lowest cost and most attractive places to expand or create new jobs. Our efforts have allowed us to compete for and secure new business investment and job growth," Reardon said. “When Korry Electronics was looking for a place to grow, they chose Sno- homish County over Seattle and brought with them 600 local jobs. When Comcast needed to consolidate operations they Virtually every auto accident causes neck or lower back Injury. 1. Headaches , Dizzziness, Irritability 2. Nervous Tension, Personality Changes 3. Neck & Lower Back Pain 4. Arm & Shoulder Pain or Numbness 5. . Nausea, Indigestion You don’t have to live with pain! Over 6,000 auto accidents treated YOUR AUTO INSURANCE PAYS. r FOR YOUR TREATMENT Dr. J. M. Gaddis e a Lake Stevens too chose Snohomish County for their 350 local workers. We’ve seen expansion in, and relocation to, Snohomish County from T-Mobile, Goodrich Aerostructures, Primus International and many more be— cause Snohomish County is positioned as a competitive leader.” In Lake Stevens MayorVem Little will be running against former city employee and council member Arnie Clark. Councilman John Spencer is running unopposed and Tony Morea, past American Legion Post 18 1 Commander is up against ToddWelch. They are running for councilmember Mark Somers position. Craig Suhaldolnik is running against councilmember Suzanne Quigley. The Lake Stevens Chamber of Com-1 merce will be holding a Candidate’s Forum on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 am. at the Lake Stevens School District Education Services Center. Everyone is invited to attend the forum, however, ifyou would like to partake in the luncheon an RSVP is required and the cost is $15 for non-Chamber members and $10 for members. Call 425-334-0433 to RSVP. dren ‘the’béeilleOfl ' Pertussis claims a small life in SnohOmish County Number of cases of confirmed . whooping cough double from JOURNAL STAFF Snohomish Health District reports the death on August 16, 2011, of a new- born child from pertussis, or “whooping, cough." The Snohomish County infant's illness brings to the number of confirmed cases to 52 reported in Snohomish County so far in 2011. The Health District reported a total of 25 confirmed cases of the illness for all 0f2010. v “Our hearts go out to the family of this baby,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of Snohomish Health District. “The tragicloss of this little one’s life saddens us all." It’s important to surround infants with a protective “cocoon” of immunity because a newborn is too young to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Goldbaum. ““If two weeks please call your health care provider and discuss whether you and Frontier Village In! Storage III flit MI. I . 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