Wales shows the way

I believe that Largo Wales is an outstanding candidate for the office of mayor in Auburn.

Largo and I first met many years ago when I was an educator in the Auburn School District (ASD) and Largo was an administrator for the ASD. Occasionally, I would collaborate with Largo when I had a student who was in great need of help to achieve success. Largo was quick to assess the situation and could always create a path for the student to succeed by getting the help they needed.

There have been many opportunities to interact with Largo over the years since I retired. Over time, I came to realize that Largo probably is the most intelligent person I know. Largo has demonstrated that she is a woman of substance, integrity and courage as she will always say what she knows to be true. Over and over she has used her many skills to troubleshoot and solve problems.

As I have come to observe Largo in action, I am amazed at her ability to assess a situation and find a way to make it better. Largo knows how to “cut to the chase” when a solution to a problem needs to be found, and Auburn has many problems that need solutions such as neighborhood safety, homelessness and downtown economic development.

I know Largo has a strong desire to continue to be of service to her community and has the necessary skills to do so. Largo, our deputy mayor, has the support of five of seven City Council members. That speaks volumes as these are her peers who have been working with Largo for six years and who know her skills and intentions first hand.

I will be voting for Largo as Auburn’s next mayor and urge others to do the same.

– Jeani Rottle

More in Letters to the Editor

Please give room, time for pedestrians

Rant to drivers like the one who almost hit me last night,… Continue reading

Thanks for the extra effort

I have been pleasantly surprised lately to see several Waste Management drivers… Continue reading

Vote no on fire charge measure

My ballot for the Feb. 13 special election for the Valley Regional… Continue reading

What about our dreams?

In response to the letter to the editor of Marvin Eckfeldt to… Continue reading

Don’t defund ST3

EHB 2201, a bill that is currently being considered in the state… Continue reading

Losing a building filled with memories

Watching the tragic destruction of an historic building on Main Street was… Continue reading

Bedbugs or cash cow?

Landlords have become the ruling class in Washington. Senior housing owners are… Continue reading

Let’s keep our internet open, neutral

With the City proactively investing in providing broadband access to Auburn residents… Continue reading

Some regulations worth keeping

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been ”excessive government regulation” of… Continue reading

State way behind in financing our students’ futures

Columnist Jerry Cornfield asserts that “the economy generates billions of extra dollars… Continue reading

Big bill, little return

I just got a bill on my car license tabs. What a… Continue reading

Democracy’s cornerstone: a free press

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake-news,” he is attacking truth and… Continue reading