Stating it’s time “to bring some common sense back to the Council,” Darlene Stern on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the Edmonds City Council Position 7 seat currently occupied by Lora Petso.
Stern’s husband of 43 years, David Stern, was Edmonds police chief and Chamber of Commerce president until his death four years ago.
“After watching the Council during the last few years, it has been evident that many of their decisions lacked reasonable evidence of common sense,” she said. “With major budget and infrastructure problems facing Edmonds, we need councilmembers who will put aside the trivial issues and focus on solving the big ones. That is precisely what I intend to do.”
According to a campaign news release issued Wednesday, Stern has spent 32 years as an escrow company manager, supervising seven offices with 35-50 employees each. She currently serves as a director of the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, as secretary of the Edmonds Police Foundation and president of her church. She is also the two-time president of her homeowners’ association.
“Edmonds is a city of great character, charm and beauty. To keep it that way takes leadership and a willingness to make tough decisions for the common good,” she said. “Change is inevitable, but with hard work and good old American common sense, we can manage that change so that it benefits us all.”