Letter | Financial management skills important
October 18, 2011 · 9:36 AM
I am asking the people of Mercer Island to vote for El Jahncke in the upcoming election. I have known El for a number of years because our paths crossed in the commercial real estate finance business. I know him to be a man of integrity, hard work and common sense. El brings the financial management skills he has honed in business to our city budget. He is known to be the expert on our city finances.
For the past four years, Mercer Island has run budget surpluses and has accumulated substantial reserves. El is our current deputy mayor and enjoys the support of the majority of the City Council and several former mayors. He has served as a director of the Mercer Island School Board. He is well-informed on current issues facing the City Council, such as the future I-90 HOV lanes situation. Mercer Island would benefit by retaining Mr. Jahncke.
Paul Buckley Smith