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Galland for SKFR board, Honda for council | Letters

I want to commend Jerry Galland for helping expose issues of public records and open meetings at South King Fire and Rescue back in November 2010.

Public officials are duty bound to conduct meetings in the open. The Mirror’s news article back then (stemming chiefly from a violation of Jerry’s right to videotape) fleshed this out. Commissioners serve at the pleasure of the citizens. They should have known not to restrict a citizen from exercising the right to videotape meetings. For that reason, I believe a change is needed to bring the board closer to the citizens it serves. I intend to vote for Jerry Galland for SKFR Commissioner.

Unfortunately The Mirror did not endorse Susan Honda. I think it should have! Susan and her husband, Bruce, have been residents of the greater Federal Way area since at least the 1970s (probably longer). Susan has been a longstanding civic volunteer, her latest service is chairman of the diversity commission and chairman of the arts commission. Susan has proven her desire to better Federal Way through her dedication to these volunteer positions and many more. Unfortunately, I live outside the city, but if she is elected I will have the opportunity to work with her. As one of the commissioners at Lakehaven Utility District, I feel we have some common goals — that of service to the citizens. Susan has a servant’s heart and will do a great job ensuring Federal Way’s future. She is someone I have grown to know and trust, and I find her to be the best choice for the voters of Federal Way for position.

Len Englund, Federal Way


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