Lynnwood Councilwoman Shirley Sutton launches her campaign of inclusiveness, fiscal accountability and public safety

by MARIO LOTMORE

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Lynwood Times- Lynnwood City Councilwoman Shirley Sutton supporters at her 2019 election kickoff.

Supporters of Lynnwood Councilwoman Shirley Sutton gathered on June 30 to kick off her election bid for Lynnwood City Council Position 4.  Those in attendance included Lynnwood City Councilman George Hurst, Shoreline Councilman Chris Roberts, former Washington State Senator Maralyn Chase and Lynnwood City Council Candidate Rosamaria Graziani.

A more inclusive environment for small businesses, removing roadblocks to economic development, and supporting Lynnwood’s Justice Center are the top three opportunities Sutton shared with supporters.

“We are selling ourselves short by not including everyone in council decisions – seniors, youth, ethnic groups and different people who have choices.” Sutton then answered questions from her supporters regarding combatting White Nationalism in the region, more community events and the protecting our environment.

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Lynnwood Times– Lynnwood City Councilwoman Shirley Sutton speaking at her 2019 election kickoff.

Sutton reminded attendees that Lynnwood is a “hate free zone” and that Lynnwood’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission is engaged with local businesses to provide resources for everyone to feel unsafe. She would like more community events throughout the year and shared the sentiment of bringing back Spring Clean Up, an annual community clean up event.

Former 32nd Legislative District Senator Maralyn Chase told us, “Shirley is principled and doesn’t have a duplicitous boned in her body.  She is truthful and has no falsehoods in her record nor would say falsehoods about her opponent.  Shirley is fiscally conscious and responsible.”

“Lynnwood needs Shirley,” said friend and supporter Marylou Eckart.  “Councilmember Sutton believes in my core values of environment and building an engaged community – we need more of that! Now is the time to improve the community; we can do better.”

Many of her supporters shared very similar thoughts.  Sutton told us that the last four years have made her a more “talented and knowledgeable councilmember.” She added, “The Lynnwood community is changing, and we need to follow that vision of inclusiveness, economic development and public safety.”

To learn more about Lynnwood Councilwoman Shirley Sutton’s campaign email shirely@voteshirleysutton.com or call 425-742-9398.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s free community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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