I attended the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Thursday to hear from Stan Flemming and Todd Iverson, two of the eight County Council District 7 candidates. I walked away from that meeting surprised that one of the candidates was his party’s standard bearer.
Iverson is a nice young man with his heart in the right place, and if he sticks with his stated avocation may grow into a model politician. But today he is easily the least experienced candidate with the thinnest résumé of all eight contenders for this seat.
Given the economic strains that Pierce County will face over the next four years, there is a real need for experienced and demonstrated leadership. It is unfathomable to me how the 26th District Democrats came to the conclusion that Iverson was the very best they had to offer.
I wish Iverson the very best of luck in his future political career, but I sincerely hope voters select one of the more qualified candidates. The County Council is not the place to apprentice.