Letters to the Editor

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

Questioning city’s government | Letter

I used to vote blindly in favor of every Redmond levy. Town seemed well-run. Look at the skate park: brilliant location, managed with a light hand by the police. Smart government.

  • Oct 11, 2015

Fields will bring new energy to Redmond | Letter

I’m currently a senior at Lake Washington High School, and I’ve lived in Redmond my entire life. I know Steve through many seasons of Little League baseball, and I can say that he is smart, patient and a good team-builder, and that’s why I’m helping him campaign for office. This is also the first election I get to vote in!

  • Oct 9, 2015

Marchione: Vision, experience, values | Letter

In recent weeks, I’ve had the usual visits from friends and neighbors pitching both candidates for mayor — I have a ton of respect for anyone who chooses to run for public office, but my vote has to be built on more than just respect.

  • Oct 9, 2015

Looking for Good Samaritans | Letter

My husband took a fall outside the Bella Bottega movie theater after viewing the "Intern" at around 3 p.m. Oct. 7.

  • Oct 9, 2015

Responding to Syrian refugees letter | Letter

I’m writing in response to a letter that appeared in your Sept. 18 edition under the caption “United States should not allow war refugees.” This letter contained several misstatements of fact.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Unspoken respect of common courtesy | Letter

One aspect of American life that I noticed when moving here from overseas some years ago is an unspoken respect of common courtesy. In contrast, where I grew up, the behavior of the citizenry is actually very boorish.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Proud of Redmond, and supporting Marchione | Letter

If you take a look at the big picture, there is a lot going right in Redmond. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the recognition we have received for outstanding achievements in our vibrant and growing community. These accolades do much to enhance Redmond’s ability to attract and maintain innovative businesses and the talent that fuels them.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Why we need Fields for mayor | Letter

I recently met Steve Fields, candidate for Redmond mayor, and I support his candidacy. I asked Mr. Fields questions on issues important to many of us. Steve took the time answer my questions and I am sharing some of his input here to help others make informed voting decisions beyond yard signs.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Marchione: a strong voice locally and regionally | Letter

After talking in depth with both candidates and watching the campaign messages unfold, I am endorsing John Marchione for another term as the mayor of Redmond.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Steve Fields: a voice for those unheard | Letter

Recently, a group of neighbors and friends gathered to discuss local issues with mayoral candidate Steve Fields.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Cartoon quandary | Letter

I read the Redmond Reporter to get local news that is not available in the Seattle Times. Things like information about projects being planned or done in Redmond and the police blotter — small stuff like that, not big issues.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Adding to the climate-change discussion | Letter

Beth Lipton with Public Health — Seattle & King County (who was featured in last issue’s article, “Constantine, others discuss climate change”) is mistaken to imply that climate change is leading to an increase in extreme weather events.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Letter on Syrian refugees is cowardly and ignorant | Letter

Stephen Decatur’s recent letter, arguing that the U.S. should not allow Syrian refugees into the country because they include many young Muslim men, is cowardly, ignorant and plain wrong on the facts.

  • Sep 25, 2015