Stay with a good thing, re-elect Backus

Conventional wisdom says when you find a good thing, you should stick with it. The same holds true when talking about people.

The City of Auburn has a good thing, a treasure, actually, in its current mayor. Nancy Backus deserves a second term. She brings the city much needed respect locally, regionally and even nationally. This is witnessed by the number of prestigious boards and committees she has been asked to join since her election.

We can no longer live in the confines of our borders. If Auburn is to move forward it needs to have a respected seat at a number of regional tables – Nancy has the credentials and that respect. Speaking of credentials, with her 25-year record as a financial manager for Boeing, Nancy has the experience to operate the City in a fiscally responsible manner – important in these times. More importantly, as a lifelong resident of Auburn, she knows the community and its needs.

This is demonstrated by the warmth and passion she brings to her job on a daily basis. Knowing what a city needs to stay vibrant, Nancy has worked tirelessly and collegially to retain existing businesses and attract new ones. She’s streamlined processes within the city by cutting down on unnecessary or redundant uses of staff time or repetitive tasks.

Nancy works for all residents and early in her term created the homeless task force to deal with our local homeless problem. While homelessness is a national problem, Nancy’s team is working proactively to reduce this problem within city boundaries.

Along with regional leaders, the city is also addressing the issue of opioid addiction. All this is being done in an open and transparent manner – via numerous town hall meetings, local community meetings and more.

Such a dedicated public servant is rare. Nancy deserves a second term; she’s honest, hardworking, dedicated and totally committed to our community. I am proud to stand beside her and urge you to vote to retain this gem of a public servant.

– Gail Spurrell


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