Valderrama is open, approachable, astute and more | Letter

It is a commendable thing, in my opinion, for anyone to step forward these

days and put themselves “out there” to run for public office. This election cycle,

Sammamish City Council member Ramiro Valderrama has stepped up as a candidate for the

45th Legislative District State House of Representatives.

Ramiro has received the highest rating possible (“Outstanding”) by the non-partisan Municipal League. I have to say, I agree. In working with Ramiro (as one of the citizens he represents in Sammamish and also as a fellow-elected), I have found him to be open, approachable, inclusive, genuine, astute, incisive and results-oriented. His collaborative approach and dedication to open governance is one of my major hurrahs.

Mr. Valderrama is not one to come to the table seeking predetermined outcomes. His path to resolution in problem solving is synergistic and holistic. He seeks outcomes that resonate with good sense and practicality.

I think our country and state need great and exceptional people to step up to office these days.

We have one here. I encourage you to nab him for office this election cycle and vote Valderrama.

Mary Shustov


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