Letter to the editor: Alicia Crank a compassionate leader


I support Alicia Crank for Edmonds City Council for a variety of reasons. First off, she is a compassionate leader who takes action when she sees something that needs to be done in our community. Her leadership on International Women’s Day, supporting local businesses during the pandemic (and always!), and her willingness to engage in difficult conversations during her Black in Edmonds series has been inspiring.

Alicia is always willing to listen to people’s perspectives on key issues, even and especially when they differ from her own. I’m impressed with her eagerness to hear a variety of experiences and ideas from people from all parts of Edmonds and am excited to have a city councilwoman who sees Edmonds as so much more than just the downtown core. She is transparent, open and dedicated to Edmonds. I am incredibly excited to vote for Alicia and know she will lead Edmonds with grace, compassion, empathy and vision.

Megan Wolfe

7 Replies to “Letter to the editor: Alicia Crank a compassionate leader”

  1. I’m with you on that!
    Thanks for taking the time to share some of Alicia’s great qualities as a strong Edmonds City Council member. She seems to take in the bigger picture, listen intently and formulate answers with thoughtful clarity and not with speed.
    Appreciate your timely letter, Megan.


  2. This letter expresses so well what I value about Alicia! She listens to all, considers all points of view, steps up to take action, is willing and ready to engage in meaningful conversations, and truly will be a fantastic addition to our city council.


      1. Yes I would say so. Kristiana is the most non partisan person on the council I think. And she knows after years living here all of her life and knowing rules matter… she also knows the city council is supposed to be Bi-partisan and respects this. I respect her for believing in rules and following them. I have never seen her miss a meeting.. I mean she could have but not since I have been watching. Always there, on time and ready to go. Never under the influence of anything.. I trust her.


    1. That’s the beauty of Kristiana Johnson, Susan, you would never know by her donors, PAC’s, not a “blue wave” anything, and Kristiana is surprisingly a registered Democrat. It only proves her Independence from the Progressive party politics. On the other hand Alicia Crank has been beating the drum for Democrats for the 6-7 years she has lived in Edmonds as well as the two previous unsuccessful attempts to run for Edmonds City Council. Kristiana’s life long residency makes her the best candidate because most have no idea of her affiliation with either political party. She has been a steady voice and hand on the city council. That is called a “Track Recird”. Quite frankly, we need Kristiana Johnson Now more than Ever and we are lucky to have her! ….p.s. Susan there is indeed a gang-of-four…….Ron Wambolt is correct.
      We need to not care if someone is a Democrat or Republican, we want council members that have a first priority is Edmonds, and the people of Edmonds. The need to push the National Party Agenda in our town needs to stop, perhaps with this upcoming election it will. Electing Kristiana Johnson is a step in the correct direction of Edmonds First. Keep party politics out of our City Council Elections!


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