Leader Backus has my vote

We are being presented with two very different candidates for mayor. Which one we elect will make a difference.

Both candidates canvassed in my neighborhood, and I spoke with each one.

One told me what was wrong and placed blame. The Other asked me about my interests, shared ideas, spoke of accomplishments of the team and acknowledged areas where we need to do better, wanted my input and took notes.

One let me know that she is a Ruler. She knows. She tells. You obey or will be demeaned.

The Other’s actions and attitude told me she is a Leader. She listens, seeks input, builds alliances and seeks compromise so we can take action on the tough issues. She is not threatened by an idea different from her own. She embraces all of us.

The Ruler puzzles me. She knows that one of the primary duties of the City Council is the enactment of the City’s annual budget. Council sets fiscal policies and approves all spending be it for streets or travel or whatever. During her almost six years on City Council, she has voted to approve every budget, every expenditure, every fee, every tax increase. And now she is complaining about the very things she has repeatedly approved. What does she really stand for?

The Leader has the support of important groups, like the police and fire departments, community leaders, local businesses, realtors, unions and so many diverse residents in our community. People want to work with and for her. She is the one who will advance Auburn in a positive way.

Please join me in voting for the Leader – vote for Nancy Backus.

– Marie Lyndemere




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Send your letters to editor@auburn-reporter.com
Tribute to my first-grade teacher, Francelle Calkins

I believe 1946 was her first year of teaching at Washington Elementary… Continue reading

Thoughts on recent tragedies | Letter to the editor

It is impossible to ignore the tragedies we have experienced in the… Continue reading

Some good advice in the fight against infection

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding. … We live in a… Continue reading

Isn’t time to re-evaluate our conditions?

Mayor Nancy Backus‘ coronavirus emergency proclamation should serve as notice how quickly… Continue reading

Thanks for an informative talk

I’m grateful to Congresswoman Kim Schrier for holding a town hall about… Continue reading

Let’s set the record straight

A letter published in the Auburn Reporter ron Feb. 28, “Stop the… Continue reading

A good approach to car tab fees

Charles Sweet’s letter suggesting analyzing and shifting budget needs before passing a… Continue reading

Stop the scare tactics, support senior benefits

There is absolutely no good reason for politicians (mostly conservative-Republicans) to scare… Continue reading

We need evidence, measures when considering car tab fee reduction

Most, if not all, state and local government programs can be tested.… Continue reading

Asking voters to support us

Mountain View Fire and Rescue is proud to provide fire and life… Continue reading

Auburn could do more to save planet

What is Auburn doing to help stop the worldwide environmental crisis? Why… Continue reading

Democratic mayors fail to silence city shootings

Frank Shiers’ political cartoon (of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Kent Reporter, Jan.… Continue reading