Don’t like hardball or negative campaigns? Get used to it. If they don’t work with you, they work with your neighbor. Campaigns are about winning, not fighting the good fight and losing. They are not new to Tukwila. A professionally run campaign is aware of how we think, how we react and what encourages or discourages us to vote. The campaigns are run accordingly.
Are you questioning the overall judgment of a candidate because you did not like their campaign? Consider letting that go. There is no evidence of a correlation. Campaigns are a means to an end. Governance is a completely different thing. Time will tell.
Turnout for the recent election was, once again, pitiful. Something between 30 and 40 percent. Those who do not vote are usually young or undereducated or apathetic. Is that you? One thing we know. We make choices by what we do and what we don’t do. If we don’t vote, we allow others to decide for us. So we can’t complain, right? But, hey, we can do better. School-related elections are coming soon. Will you vote or let someone else decide for you?