I am writing to support Will Chen for the vacant position on the Edmonds City Council. We have lived in Edmond for almost eight years and we love this community because it is a great place to have a family and a business. My husband and I run a non-profit organization to support refugees and migrants in the state of Washington, who are essential for the Washington economy and we are very proud to have our offices here in Edmonds in the international district.
Will Chen is an example for many of us, he overcame childhood by obtaining two master’s degrees in the U.S. and establishing his own accounting firm. Will Chen loves Edmonds community and contributes to the education of our children by teaching in our college. He is definitely a professional man who can bring many years of professional experience to the City Council. Will Chen advocates for Hwy 99 development, diverse housing options, public safety, and marsh restoration in a financially responsible manner.
I strongly support Will Chen, because he is also a person who will bring the requisite skills to make this community even better. As a professional woman, it is important to me that the people who represent us understand the professional works of non-profit organizations and small businesses. Will’s strengths include an understanding of diversity and the value of hard work to maintain Edmond’s family’s values and economic growth.
I am very excited about Will Chen nomination and I know he will be a great advocate for family values and business in our city.
Ileana Maria Ponce-Gonzalez