Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters

Acker is a stellar candidate

Islanders, this November we have another chance, a “no-brainer” choice. Let’s elect stellar candidate Tom Acker to the City Council.

Tom was raised and schooled here, left for further education and work opportunities and returned to raise his family. For years Tom has been actively involved in community matters. The depth of his understanding of the issues facing our Island is legend. His charisma, leadership and intelligence are what we so desperately need. Tom is sincere, honest, straightforward and knowledgeable , a terrific candidate worthy of our votes.

Fran Call

Mercer Island

Acker embodies transparency, dedication

Who is that engaging guy you see everywhere on Mercer Island? It’s Tom Acker of course — chatting with Islanders at the Farmer’s Market, drinking coffee at Homegrown, cheering at soccer and lacrosse games, eating at Sushi Joa’s, dropping off his kids at Island Park/Northwood/Island Middle School, hanging with MICA at New Seasons, providing insight at council meetings.

Mercer Island is Tom’s home, not some stepping stone to higher office. Tom cares about and supports Mercer Island — he is committed to solutions that work for all Islanders.

The decisions of our City Council have lasting impacts on our daily lives (access/commute times on I-90, the height of our homes, parking in Town Center, whether we can cut trees on our property, level of chlorine in our water to name a few).

Our decisions on who we elect to represent us are ultimately a reflection of what we value. I value honesty, transparency and dedication to one’s commitments. Tom embodies these qualities and he is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work.

Please join me in voting for Tom Acker, our next City Council member.

Amy Richter

Mercer Island

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