Letters to the Editor

Election: Pat Jenkins excels in Council District 2

Re: “We endorse: Edmonds, alone, for Pierce council northern seat,” (TNT, 7/12).

Your editorial board missed by not endorsing Pat Jenkins for Pierce County District 2. Pat was born in Tacoma and has lived and worked in District 2 his whole life; the other two candidates have not.

Whether folks live in Northeast Tacoma, Puyallup, Fife, Milton, Edgewood or Sumner, Pat has listened to and written about their issues. His work as editor of The Dispatch, the Senior Scene, and the Where To Turn Guide, combined with having served on the Puyallup School Board, have given him a grasp of local issues that can’t be duplicated by outsiders. You should have given more thought to Pat; he’s the best candidate for the job.