We do not need single-issue Council members. Mercer Island is a complex community with internal issues, off-Island issues both east and west, and a role to play in regional issues as well. We need Council persons of breadth and judgment, ones who can handle a myriad of issues like downtown development, open space, youth activities, parks and recreation, relations with surrounding communities, School Board/Council cooperation and lots more. We need Council persons of empathy and flexibility to deal with the myriad of complex issues that weave together into the fabric of our lives here.
Dan Grausz has demonstrated over and over just those qualities. His opponent, as fine a citizen as he appears to be, is a single-issue candidate, catering to a narrowly focused, litmus test constituency.
Return Grausz to the Council this November.