The surprisingly superficial endorsement (editorial, 10-10) by The News Tribune in the race for Tacoma City Council District 1 did a disservice to both candidates and their campaigns.
I know both campaigns and know them both to be effective and dedicated. I am 70 years old and have lots of life experience (the main criterion for political office apparently, according to the endorsement) and my life experience tells me to look at the record.
Anders Ibsen ran a successful campaign for Pierce County Conservation District supervisor. He co-founded four new neighborhood block watch groups in our community. He worked collaboratively with the city, the school district, the North End Neighborhood Council and parents to get matching funds for a flashing crosswalk at Mason Middle School. He served on the board of the Tacoma Opera. The list is long.
Check the complete list and see the clarity of his goals for our city at www.andersibsen.com.