Backus is the choice for mayor

I have known Mayor Backus for over 20 years, and her spirit and dedication to the City of Auburn has never wavered.

During her past years in office, Mayor Backus has served the city and its citizens exceptionally, handling the inevitable growth that has occurred in Auburn while maintaining the quality of life that the citizens of Auburn enjoy.

As a commercial real estate broker in the South Puget Sound area, I have also worked with Mayor Backus on a business level. One of my clients, Orion Industries, employs over 250 people and has brought significant job growth and income to Auburn. They are currently one of Auburn’s largest employers.

When Mayor Backus was a City Council member, just prior to her being elected Mayor, I contacted her regarding the possibility of Orion Industries relocating from Federal Way to Auburn. She worked together with Doug Lien in Economic Development to help streamline the permitting process for the construction of Orion’s 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

They were also instrumental in mediating between King County Metro and Orion Industries in the purchase of a portion of the Auburn Park & Ride property on which the facility was built. Ultimately, this move has been a tremendous economic benefit by bringing hundreds of good paying aerospace jobs to Auburn.

I strongly believe that if leadership is working well, it should be kept in place. Nancy Backus as Mayor of Auburn is working remarkably, and she still has many great plans for the city yet to come.

I urge you to re-elect Mayor Backus.

– Bob Fredrickson

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