(Ed. Note: The Jahncke campaign flyer features the eight-year-old quotes from Grausz, local resident Myra Lupton, Mayor Jim Pearman — who was not mayor at the time — and State Attorney General Rob McKenna — who was a King County Councilman at the time.)
I was quite amazed to receive today a campaign flier from that included a quote of mine given to El during a previous campaign years ago. The flier was obviously intended to suggest that I was endorsing him in the current election which is not the case. I have instead endorsed his opponent,. It was very discouraging to see that kind of deception in what had been until now a positive campaign.
We are at a point with our City where we need new leaders – people with energy, vision, ideas, passion and integrity. Debbie Bertlin embodies all of that and more. People who have served as long as El and I need to move on and make room for the next generation of leaders – candidates like Debbie Bertlin. I can only hope that when I leave the Council in two years, there will be others like Debbie Bertlin willing to take on the challenge of governing. After receiving the flier today, I now feel more strongly than ever that it is time for a change.
Debbie Bertlin has the character and the skills required to represent us for years to come. I wholeheartedly endorse her.
Mercer Island City Councilmember