Letter to the editor: City Council candidate Alicia Crank ‘walks her talk’

Dear Edmonds community members,

I am writing in support of Ms. Alicia Crank, running for Edmonds City Council, Position 1.

I met Alicia in 2015 or 2016 when she worked for the YWCA and attending community events. I was impressed with her commitment to engage in the community and wanting to make sure South Snohomish County knew of the wonderful resources and services available through the YWCA. I would say “community” is her middle name!

Later on (pre-COVID), she asked me to donate to a project she was working on to bring the arts to our local youth living in poverty. She “walks her talk.” Alicia is a strong advocate for the members of our community who have been marginalized because of their socio-economic level or the color of their skin. We need more equity-minded leaders at the table.

While I do not live in the City of Edmonds, I would be supporting Ms. Crank wholeheartedly if I was able to vote there. I hope you will vote for Ms. Crank because she truly believes in making the City of Edmonds a better place to live, work, and learn for everyone.

Dr. Jean Hernandez
Seattle

  1. Thank you Dr. Hernandez for your support of Alicia Crank. I’ve been an Edmonds resident for 10 years and I look forward to voting for Alicia in November. I’m grateful for all the ways that Alicia has worked to make our community a better place to live. She has volunteered her time by creating the educational forum Black in Edmonds which I learned so much from. I have the utmost respect for how fair minded and gracious she is, both of which are traits that our city council will benefit from. I hope you will join me in voting for Alicia Crank in November.

  2. Thank you, Jean, for this letter. I have lived in Edmonds for 23 years, and I agree that Alicia Crank is the best candidate for council. She “walks her talk” and she embraces the needs of all of our community. She is a strong supporter of Edmonds all neighborhoods, businesses in every corner of our city.

    1. Always difficult when people give their support for an individual running for office. Both previous recommendations when looked at closely are contradictory. When I vote for a candidate I need to figure out if the individual is going to represent all of us, or is there already an agenda to represent only certain groups. Small town politicians need to remember that we refuse to have them create big city problems in our small city.

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