Letters to the Editor

Voting for Marchione | Letter

I moved from Kirkland two years ago and have been impressed with how Redmond seeks citizen input, so I'm puzzled by Steve Fields' campaign message of improving citizen involvement. Hardly a week goes by where I don't see some event to gain citizen participation and opinions on a project. Because Mr. Fields has never held public office, he doesn't know how difficult it is to get people involved.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Resident revisits city levy failures | Letter

I am perplexed and disappointed by the city’s response to failed levies.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Supporting Pendergrass for LWSD School Board | Letter

This letter is in support of Jackie Pendergrass for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) School Board.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Supporting Pendergrass, Carlson and Bliesner | Letter

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has three important school board races this November: districts #1, #2 and #5. Fortunately, we have three outstanding candidates all running for re-election: Jackie Pendergrass, Chris Carlson, and Siri Bliesner.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Time for a change on LWSD School Board | Letter

To “conform” or to “transform”? For voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), this is our decision.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Common-sense leadership for Redmond | Letter

I recently had the opportunity to get input from Steve Fields on how he would approach important issues affecting the City of Redmond, if elected mayor. I really liked what he had to say. Steve seems in touch with the needs of Redmond residents and encourages community involvement and input.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Marchione can continue to make Redmond great | Letter

More than 100 years ago, Redmond began as a farming and lumber center then became a suburban bedroom community and now is a diverse city with thriving neighborhoods and an internationally renowned business community.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Fields is the clear choice for mayor | Letter

The people of Redmond are fortunate. This election they have a choice for the next mayor of Redmond. Being the mayor for 16 years, 1992-2007, provided me with extensive knowledge of the city, the staff and operations. Thousands of people who call Redmond “home” trusted me to do the right things and to speak out. Today I am declaring my choice for Steve Fields to be the next mayor of Redmond. The choice is very clear.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Marchione leads on creating choices | Letter

Many qualities can make a leader electable — fewer qualities make a truly effective mayor benefitting a whole community. I support John Marchione for re-election to mayor, to continue leading Redmond on the creation of more quality choices for our city’s future.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Vote ‘yes’ on King County Proposition 1 | Letter

Each year, families rely on Boys & Girls Clubs to provide a safe, positive place for more than 17,000 King County kids. We believe in their physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Closing the opportunity gap, improving grades, reducing high school drop-out rates, and teaching kids to see themselves as learners is crucial. Our programs also reduce juvenile crime rates and instill an attitude of community engagement. Best Starts for Kids, King County Prop. 1, is a critical tool to support these goals.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Resident upset with construction noise, questions mayor’s concert complaint | Letter

I live in downtown Redmond in the midst of a building boom. For two and a half years, my neighbors and I have dealt with daily noise from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week from the two five-story apartment buildings being constructed on our street.

  • Oct 18, 2015

Feedback on the mayoral candidates’ debate | Letter

After attending the mayoral debate, I was dismayed to hear Steve Fields come out in an accusatory manner. I hoped that wouldn’t set the tone for the evening....thanks to the class of John Marchione, it didn’t.

  • Oct 18, 2015

King County Proposition 1: investing in youth and their future | Letter

Our guiding vision at Friends of Youth is that very youth should have every opportunity to succeed. Despite our daily efforts to achieve that vision, too many of our children still don’t get the opportunities they need to succeed in life. That’s why we are supporting the Best Starts for Kids Levy, King County Proposition 1.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Pendergrass for LWSD School Board president | Letter

I am writing this letter on behalf of a highly esteemed colleague and friend of mine, Jackie Pendergrass. Jackie is running for re-election as the president for the Lake Washington School District School Board.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Supporting Tepper for LWSD School Board position | Letter

I am a woman who predominately chooses to keep my political views fairly private, but as a mother of three children in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), I now feel compelled to speak up as we approach election day on Nov. 3. This is a crucial time as our school district faces issues with overcrowding and aging facilities.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Marchione: a man of integrity | Letter

I met John Marchione in 2004 when he and I were part of a group of volunteers who stepped forward to form the Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF).

  • Oct 16, 2015

Fields: attentive to the concerns of citizens | Letter

As a resident and small business owner in Redmond, I want to add my strong support and endorsement of Steve Fields for mayor of Redmond.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Marchione has delivered results on his vision | Letter

To my fellow Redmond residents, small business owners and friends, I’ve been a resident and community supporter within the Redmond area for more than 13 years. I’m urging every eligible voter to cast your vote this election season and to re-elect Mayor John Marchione.

  • Oct 16, 2015

ALL in for KIDS’ education | Letter

As parents, community members and local businesses, we all want our children to be successful in life. Quality education is the basis of preparing our students for the rest of their lives and for sustaining the vibrant local community we have here in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). We as a community need to show that we value education for all students in our district which covers the cities Sammamish, Redmond and Kirkland.

  • Oct 16, 2015

Mayor didn’t hand-pick commission candidates | Letter

In the Sept. 11 Redmond Reporter, Bob Yoder wrote that Redmond’s commissions are filled with “yes men,” implying that Mayor John Marchione only allows like-minded citizens to serve. That simply isn’t true. I worked as his executive assistant, and every application for commission appointments crossed my desk.

  • Oct 11, 2015