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PUYALLUP: Stokes a real citizen-representative

Letter by Luanne R. Green, Puyallup on Oct. 28, 2011 at 9:49 am | 4 Comments »
October 28, 2011 11:06 am

If you follow the Puyallup City Council race, you will notice the absence of Charley Stokes from the battles and discord. There is a reason Stokes is “below-the-radar.” It is because he is like you and me, a citizen outside the political circle.

It would be nice to see someone on the council like you and me. Who is better to represent us? Stokes is well versed on city issues. He is a retiree who has time to represent his constituents, and is easy for anybody to talk to.

In contrast, his opponent is a full time Federal employee who has made a career of working for the Environmental Protection Agency. Do we really want a federal policy enforcer involved in making city policy?

City Council members also do more than just attend council meetings in the evening. They represent the city at a multitude of county board functions that take place during normal work hours. Stokes will not be prevented from representing us during the workweek. He is an individual who will not be part of Council divisions. He is an opportunity for us to put and end to the long line of Council members who forgot they were elected to represent all of the citizens. I urge the voters of District 2 to vote for Charley Stokes.

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