Wong’s civil discourse is shining example of public service | Letter

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 wholehearted support to retain Benson Wong in Position 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

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