I encourage Puyallup voters to support Nicole Martineau for the City Council at-large position.
She has singularly impressed me with her energy, her easy grasp of complex issues and her attention to the main job of any politician – problem-solving, or the art of the possible.
Based on her background and education, we can fully expect Martineau to maintain fiscal responsibility in these difficult times. Puyallup can benefit from a focus on the kind of sustainable economic development effort to which she is committed. Clearly, her close association with law enforcement issues also makes her ideal for promoting public safety funding.
I remember as a youngster my mom taking me out to pick berries in the valley fields. While these opportunities are not as plentiful as they once were, at least we can regularly get down to the Puyallup Farmer’s Market. Martineau has a stong commitment to open space and agriculture.
As a longtime member and recent leader of the Puyallup River Watershed Council, I have worked with Martineau and watched her as she listens to and works with a diversity of opinions. She can be instrumental in achieving a consensus. In other words, she does not come to the table with a predetermined agenda.
Certainly, these are the qualities needed to energize the City of Puyallup.