Having just received my ballot, it is time to sit down and consider the choices for Puyallup City Council.
Nicole Martineau has experience balancing the budget, she represents young families, has a business degree and has a real commitment to the community, as well as to the Council that extends beyond just attending the meetings. She is a dedicated and committed volunteer supporting the library, the animal shelter, the rain gardens and St. Francis House. Not only does she talk the talk, she walks the walk.
With three open seats on the council, this is a very important election. In addition to Martineau’s qualities and experience, she will be the only woman on the council. Although that in itself is not a reason to vote for her, it is a fact that should be considered.
Anyone attending the recent candidate forums had to be struck with the visual of eight men and one woman on the stage. My vote is for the most qualified candidate for the Puyallup City Council at-large position: Nicole Martineau.