Mercer Island residents support Benson Wong for council | Letters

Wong is smart, fair, principled

I am grateful that we have several committed Islanders running for City Council, giving us the opportunity to weigh diverse viewpoints and better understand the candidates and issues that face our community. Doorbelling, public debates, the voter’s pamphlet and public appearances are good ways to get to know the candidates. Endorsements from our neighbors are important, too, which is why I am taking the opportunity to express my whole hearted support to retain Benson Wong in Position No. 6.

I had the honor of working with Benson during my appointed tenure on the City Council. I found him to be smart, thoughtful, fair and principled. He researched and understood the issues, listened to different opinions, and weighed all the facts before making a decision.

In what has become an increasingly divisive political environment in our country, Benson’s quiet, committed leadership and thoughtful, civil discourse are a shining example of public service.

I hope you’ll join me in returning Benson Wong to the council for another four years.

Terry Pottmeyer

Mercer Island

Wong dedicated to our community

I have lived on the Island for nearly 25 years, and I am the proud father of four wonderful children who have grown up here. During that time, I have not met anyone more committed to Mercer Island than Benson Wong. As I’ve variously volunteered to give back over the years, I seem to always run into Benson—he is dedicated and involved in our community. Benson is a good listener, and he is a thoughtful, deliberate decision maker.

We Islanders are lucky to have so many members of our community who advocate articulately and effectively on our behalf. Benson is one of those people, and I know he will continue his work to protect and enhance the community we share. Please join me in voting for Benson Wong.

John Stewart

Mercer Island

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