This editorial will appear in Sunday’s print edition.
Richardson for Sumner council
Sumner voters are fortunate to have two good candidates running for the only contested City Council seat on the Nov. 6 ballot.
But Position 4 is already occupied by a fine incumbent, teacher and coach Matthew H. Richardson.
Richardson, who has lived in Sumner for 10 years, served as vice-chairman of its planning commission before running for City Council. In his first term, he worked on the sidewalk program and getting big trucks off city streets.
Richardson’s opponent is retired businessman and planning commission member Jon Swanson, who has lived in Sumner for three years.
Swanson is an impressive candidate, and one who would be more pro-business than Richardson. But those interests are already well-represented on the council. Richardson offers a more neighborhood-oriented perspective. He deserves a second term.