"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like..."

“ …Election Time!”
You may have noticed campaign signs popping up like weeds along the roadside? And with a strong likelihood that many more will surface in the remaining weeks leading up to the City Council election  you can sure tell it’s beginning to heat up for a very active election season in SeaTac!  That is because four of seven seats are up for election plus the proposition for an elected mayor will make another attempt at passage again this year on the November ballot.

The council positions and candidates are as follows:
Position 1: Gene Fischer (incumbent); Barry Ladenburg
Position 3: Terry Anderson (incumbent); Othman Hiebe; Sandra Cook-Bensley
Position 5: Dave Bush; Michael Kovaks
Position 7: Mia Gregorson (incumbent); Erin Sitterley

A few candidates have indicated that it takes some serious cash to fuel an election where campaign budgets can run around eight to ten thousand dollars per candidate to purchase yard signs, leaflets, postcards, postage, etc..  To cover these costs, candidates will normally solicit their supporters for donations whereas other may hold fundraising events.

In the case of candidate Mia Gregorson, she is inviting all potential supporters to join her for a fundraising dinner which will provide guests with the opportunity to meet with other supporters and discuss the future of SeaTac.  A minimum $10 cover charge gets you in the door and provides you dinner,  all other contributions above that amount goes toward her campaign expenses.  Gregorson’s Re-Election Dinner will be held at Pabla Punjabi Palace 15245 International Blvd. on Friday, 6 – 8 PM.  

Elections are one of those liberties that are still not common practice in many other parts of the world.  We urge you to take advantage of this unique right, encourage you to invest time to research the issues and the candidate backgrounds and to fulfill your duty as a citizen by voting for the candidate(s) you feel will best represent your interests in local government affairs.     

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