I never meant to get involved in politics.
I only meant to work with those trying to protect our environment. However, the more I got involved with environmental issues, the more I realized how essential it is to have elected officials who understand and care about the issues.
Those of us working to protect our Edmonds environment need to have decision-makers on the city council who comprehend and respect the scientific data related to environmental protection. Unfortunately, some candidates for city council have actively worked against science-driven action. That’s why I am strongly supporting Diane Buckshnis, Alicia Crank, Laura Johnson and Susan Paine for Edmonds City Council.
The Edmonds Marsh is an example of an important local issue that involves significant scientific data. Both Susan Paine and Laura Johnson are long-time members of the Save Our Marsh group, which has been championed by council member Diane Buckshnis. All three are fully informed of the issues and well prepared to lead us forward on marsh restoration. They are joined by Alicia Crank in working to also address climate change, smart development and environmental justice.
These candidates have proven their environmental leadership through previous actions in community service and elected positions. Edmonds is fortunate to have candidates of their caliber running for city council. I trust them with the future of our wonderful city.