I am recommending Will Chen for the vacant position on the Edmonds City Council. My husband and I have lived in the lovely City of Edmonds since 2001, and we currently run a small business from our home. Edmonds is growing. The city now has to find a good path to bringing urban-ish vibrancy without losing its charming small town culture and characteristics. More than before, like the city of Seattle, Edmonds also faces the fine balancing act of helping the needy while avoiding becoming a nanny state.
I endorse Will Chen because I believe:
- His professional background adds needed analytical skills to planning for a growing city
- Being a first-generation immigrant, he has an effective reach to a unique pocket of Edmonds citizens who may be less vocal
- His previous exposure to a different political system should also serve as an advantage in analyzing potential impact, positive or negative, of government policies and actions on people’s lives