Letters to the Editor

Letter | Revoke Jahncke endorsement

The Mercer Island Reporter should revoke its endorsement of El Jahncke, who mailed a campaign flyer last week that intentionally mislead voters about his endorsements and the positions of these individuals.

As Patrick Daugherty stated in your online edition: “Using 2003 M.I. Reporter quotes Mr. Jahncke gives the impression that two individuals, Councilman Dan Grausz and Citizen of the Year Myra Lupton, are supporting him when, in fact, both are on record as endorsing his opponent, Debbie Bertlin. In addition, Jim Pearman and Rob McKenna’s 2003 job titles are listed incorrectly: Pearman was not mayor nor was McKenna attorney general at that time.”

As a journalist you know that the misrepresentation of these quotes is highly unethical.

In your own words, “Islanders must decide between two excellent Island citizens...” It seems that Ms. Bertlin is now the obvious choice as she has impressive credentials and integrity.

I look forward to the Reporter’s response about the endorsement.

Carol Gullstad


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