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To the Democrats voting for mayor | Federal Way letters

My name is Dave McKenzie. I’m a Democrat. I thought I had moved into that area we call “independent voter,” but the Bush Administration pushed me back left of center. During those dreadful Bush years, I sent about 250 letters to the editor of the Seattle Times. And I think I had more letters printed than anyone. My point is simply that I’m one of you. We share the same basic goals. We’re in this together.

During that same terrible period, an issue developed in my neighborhood. It required the help of our city leaders. And we didn’t get it. But I met a man who not only shared our perspective, but actually spoke on our behalf to the city and tried to get others involved. He recognized the issue of right and wrong, and cared about it when others didn’t. That man was Jim Ferrell. Since that time, I have gotten to know Ferrell. I’ve seen him in action on the Federal Way City Council, taking a stand against the status quo when necessary. I think I know what he believes in and what he fights for. That’s why I wholeheartedly endorse the man.

The upcoming mayoral election is non-partisan, and both the candidates are from “the other party.” But that doesn’t mean they have the same set of values. And they most assuredly do not. There’s not much more I can tell you. Your minds may already be made up. But let me finish by saying that I’m a pretty good judge of character and of sincerity. And I tend to be able to see right through the pretenders. I urge you to vote for Jim Ferrell. I urge you to give the man the benefit of any doubts you have, and consider the possibility that he just might want to fight for what you believe in. I know he fights for me.

Dave McKenzie, Federal Way

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