Fields is qualified for council position | Letter

I have notable government experience, but I don’t normally involve myself in political races. However, in this instance, I want to speak out in favor of Steve Fields for Redmond City Council. I feel he’s uniquely qualified and has the right personal perspective to make Redmond a far more outstanding city.

Why did I come to this conclusion about Fields?

HIS CITIZEN-FOCUSED PERSPECTIVE: I saw this from simply talking with Fields at length about the issues and opportunities facing our city. He puts citizen needs and voices at the center of every decision – and he’s realistic. Meet Fields and it’s impossible to miss his connection to Redmond’s residents and his belief in our city’s potential if we work together. This is not lip service. He’s lived in Redmond for more than 27 years and has experienced first-hand our pluses as well as our challenges. He’s met with hundreds of residents to hear individual stories about the issues they think the city faces.

BROAD & DEEP EXPERIENCE: Fields’ diverse experience is essential for Redmond. He has insight in how to leverage government to its best advantages. He’s worked in both the public and private sectors. His experience in aerospace involved a wide range of federal and state government agencies. He worked for 10 years in the Performance, Strategy and Budget Division of the King County Executive’s Office. He also managed the budget for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources and Parks – and he oversaw information technology investments for King County. At the City of Seattle, he developed a citywide budget and performance management system. And he has small business experience. These aren’t piddling credentials. We need someone with this breadth to make practical decisions to support solid, well-thought city growth.

Look at Fields’ positions on his electstevefields.com website. I think you’ll understand why we need him on our city council.

Sandra Eisert

Redmond

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