To the editor:
I was pleased to see Dave Earling announce that he is campaigning for mayor of Edmonds. Having worked with Dave on the City Council and as mayor, I know he brings consensus building and leadership to the position, two traits sadly missing in today’s Edmonds city government.
Dave has operated a business of his own for many years and has the skills to manage a city budget as well as the people skills required to handle city employees in a fair and equitable manner. The hard working and well trained city employees of Edmonds deserve better than they have today when it comes to a voice of representation.
It’s time to stop the bickering and self-serving attitude exhibited by some current Edmonds elected/appointed officials. It’s time to bring professionalism and common sense back to our city. That’s why I enthusiastically support Dave’s candidacy for mayor.