Wales has our vote for mayor

Last December I had the good fortune of hosting, Reach Out, the homeless men’s winter shelter in Federal Way. I had invited council member Yolanda Trout-Manual to come and observe. She invited Deputy Mayor Largo Wales to come as well.

It was there that I was able to speak with and work beside both women. After a lengthy discussion with Largo, she shared her dedication to and hope for the homeless in Auburn. She has a “heart” for the homeless in this community that I came to understand that evening.

Later in the month, she and I met, and she shared her plan to run for mayor of Auburn and asked if I would support her. Many questions and answers later, I agreed to do so. Her dedication to the homeless, her plans for public safely and economic development really spoke to me.

As a 43-year resident of Auburn, I have seen our city go from a small farming community to a much larger metropolis with all the advantages and problems a larger town experiences. After a lot of thought and research, my husband and I are supporting Wales.

Her education and leadership abilities, her energy and commitment to Auburn are second to none. She and I may not agree on all issues, but I have found her to listen and respond in a way I can appreciate and respect. I do believe Largo is what our city needs at this time.

I ask that you go to her website,, her Facebook page or better yet, email her or talk to her personally and get to know the candidate as I have and cast your vote in November for Largo Wales.

– Maryelyn Scholz

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