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Congratulations Layne, Linda, Sean and Noel.

November 9th, 2011 at Wed, 9th, 2011 at 10:41 pm by glennsmith

There are a couple of wonderful lessons I have learned by this latest election here in the greatest city in Washington State, Maple Valley. The first one was something that I learned long ago and am consistently reminded of the public speaks and the people in political power should listen. I believe that Noel Gerken should listen well to the fact that the election was VERY close. When Laure Iddings was mayor there was NEVER an election between her and a rival that was this close. Noel would do well to pay attention to the things that the citizen voters of Maple Valley are trying to tell him. Noel you need to pay attention, respect the businesses that already exist in Maple Valley and work closely with the Chamber of Commerce. The second less was a hard one for me to learn.

What do you do when two of the people you respect and even would call friends run against one another. There really is only one thing you can do. You have to follow your heart and if the man you endorsed does not win then be happy for the friend that did. Sean Kelley is a good man, a true worker for our city and I hope that he does well as a city council member. I would give him my most heartfelt congratulations in winning his election. I would then tell him that he needs to stand up and not be wishy washy. Be a leader Sean. The ball is squarely in your court and you have the opportunity to show the people of this city that voted for you and the people that voted for your opponent that you can do the job and that you are not just a follower who is going to be in the pocket of the political party that happens to be in power at the moment. I believe you can do the city proud but you now you have to prove it.

All in all I believe this was an excellent election and even though Karen and Bill will not be serving on this term on the city council I hope they both will return and serve in the future. The city still needs your support, your dedication and your input.

Congratulations to the winners. Layne and Linda keep up the good work that you have been doing and I look forward to communicating with both of you in the future.

Warmest Regards,

 

Glenn Smith

Accountant, Citizen, and ex council member.

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