Dino Rossi is the best man in these hard economic times
I encourage all of my friends in the greater Lake Stevens area to vote for Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate.
As your former State Representative, I happened to be working for the State Senate in Olympia when my friend Dino was Chair of the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee. His impressive work with the Senators on both sides of the aisle resulted in the successful passing of a balanced budget. No easy task for any Senator.
Dino has the business experience that is so badly needed in Washington, DC during these dire times. Dino will be the first Native American to serve in the US Senate since Ben Nighthorse Campbell retired from the US Senate in 2004. Dino is an Alaska Native Eagle/Killer Whale clan, just like my wife.
If Dino had been elected Governor, Washington state would not have the billion dollar deficits they are now experiencing. Dino has the experience required to help us all to dig out of the economic morass we are all now in. If I was still living in Washington state I would be out working for and would vote for Dino, the best person for the job.
John C. Wynne
Roe has the experience needed to be County Prosecutor
I am casting my vote for Mark Roe for Snohomish County Prosecutor and I urge you to do the same.
The citizens of Snohomish County deserve to have a prosecutor who has a solid background and demonstrated leadership in management and administration as well as hands on experience with prosecuting high profile criminal cases. Mark Roe has that leadership and experience.
The prosecutor’s office handles civil matters such as county employment issues as well as litigation and tort claims against the county, in addition to criminal matters that range from burglary to domestic violence to homicide and sexual assault. Each of these cases—civil, criminal or employee related—touch individual lives of Snohomish County citizens.
It is imperative that the Snohomish County Prosecutor have experience and a complete understanding of the law. Mark Roe has that experience and knowledge.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Mark for many years.
When I served in the legislature, he was one of the people I regularly called on for input on changes to criminal law. As a long-time victim advocate, I have known Mark to be compassionate and tenacious.
Mark has earned the respect of victim advocates, law enforcement, fellow prosecutors and defense attorneys. Balancing the rights and interests of crime victims and defendants requires a prosecutor with compassion, knowledge and experience.
Mark Roe is that person and should be retained as our prosecutor!
Senator Jeralita “Jeri” Costa, retired
Koster is the right vote for Congress
John Koster is by far the choice for Representative for Congressional Distrist 2.
Rick Larsen’s voting record is one of a rubber stamp for the very troublesome policies of the Obama administration, policies such as being soft on illegal immigration (pro-amnesty) and giving Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants, weakening our own Social Security for current recipients.
Rick Larsen voted for the huge Health Care Reform Bill which cuts $500 billion from troubled Medicare, which will lead to rationing for seniors, plus increased costs (some of which are already happening by way of the stimulus bill).
This Congress voted not to give COLAs to seniors this year and next while voting for a $500 COLA for themselves.
Congress continues to raid the Social Security Trust Fund meant exclusively for Social Security recipients, and using the money for their own pet projects.
John Koster will be a reasonable and responsible vote in Congress, supporting the needs of seniors and working families; common sense fiscal policies and guarding our freedoms.
Estes will be missed by all who knew her
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the greater Lake Stevens area, clients, friends and family for their support of the recent passing of my wife. Sandra Estes born Dec. 31, 1953 passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She will be greatly missed by her husband, sons Bradley and Kurtis. 35 years of marriage was simply not enough.
Sandy and I located to the Lake Stevens area after purchasing what is now the Buzz Inn Restaurant in 1983. We operated that business until 2001. Sandy was the owner of Lake Stevens Tax & Accounting business also located in Lake Stevens. She was a member of the Lake Stevens Chamber and orchestrated the first silent auction dinner way back when. She will be greatly missed by her clients whom spoke of her as family.
I thank the Fire Dept. for a quick and passionate response on Tuesday morning. Thanks to Lake Stevens High School for allowing us to hold services at the PAC. For the 350 plus people attending the memorial I appreciate the comments and show of support for our family. Thanks to the Kiwanis Club for being great ushers and friends. Special thanks to our son, Kurtis, who read a movie of his life with his mom, and what a movie it was. We love you Sandy.
Anderton’s history and dedication should have merit
As a former Lake Stevens resident, I still try to keep up with Lake Stevens events even though I’m always at least a week or more behind.
By the time I was reading an article about the Ike Special to my family (taking great care to hold back any tears), letters had already poured in chastising Michael Anderton for his article on the game itself.
Now that I’ve finally read the original article, I’m really confused. I am unable to find where Mr. Anderton disparaged anyone in his article.
The human side of sports is usually covered in feature stories. Though Anderton’s job was to write a news story on a football game, he chose to add a bit of feature material that has spread across America.
His inclusion of this material shows that, though he wrote that the score and the win were the important things in a football sense, the Ike story with two opposing groups of kids joining to help one young man will probably be all that is remembered of this game some 20 years from now. Let’s give Anderton a hand for his fifty or so years of dedication to LSHS football.
Assistant Cross Country/Track Coach
Harrier Track Club