George Hurst stresses public engagement and housing at campaign kickoff

By LUKE PUTVIN

George Hurst

Over 50 people attended current city councilmember George Hurst’s kickoff for his 2019 reelection campaign. The event was held at the Lynnwood Old Spaghetti Factory.

Over 50 people attended current city councilmember George Hurst’s kickoff for his 2019 reelection campaign. The event was held at the Lynnwood Old Spaghetti Factory.

“We eat here a lot,” George Hurst said. “And it’s in Lynnwood; we wanted to support a Lynnwood business.”

Among those in attendance were current city councilmembers Ian Cotton and Shirley Sutton as well as former city councilmembers and city council candidates Jim Smith and Van Aubuchon. Additionally, former city councilmember, county tourism chair and current proprietor of Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant Kerri Lonergan-Dreke attended and spoke at the event.

Lonergan praised Hurst for his commitment to the city of Lynnwood as well as him standing up to reckless spending.

“He is willing to have conversations with everyone, all across the political spectrum, and it’s more important than ever to have a leader who will listen to everyone and work collaboratively,” Lonergan-Dreke said.

Roland Cole, a resident of Lynnwood, said he first met George Hurst at church about six years ago. “He’s personable and easy to talk to. He’s looking out for everyone’s best interests,” Cole said.

During Hurst’s speech to attendees, he emphasized his engagement with the public as well as his response to the emails people send him.

“For those of you who live in Lynnwood, if you have a problem, let me know,” George Hurst said.

Hurst stressed the need for affordable housing in Lynnwood, and he included the missing middle housing in that category. “First time homebuyers and seniors who want to downsize can’t do that in Lynnwood,” he said.

“If we don’t get policies in place before the light rail comes to our city, Lynnwood will be in trouble,” Hurst said, closing his speech. For more information on George Hurst’s campaign, visit Hurst4Lynnwood.com.

“We eat here a lot,” Hurst said. “And it’s in Lynnwood; we wanted to support a Lynnwood business.”

Among those in attendance were current city councilmembers Ian Cotton and Shirley Sutton as well as former city councilmembers and city council candidates Jim Smith and Van Aubuchon. Additionally, former city councilmember, county tourism chair and current proprietor of Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant Kerri Lonergan-Dreke attended and spoke at the event.

Lonergan praised Hurst for his commitment to the city of Lynnwood as well as him standing up to reckless spending.

“He is willing to have conversations with everyone, all across the political spectrum, and it’s more important than ever to have a leader who will listen to everyone and work collaboratively,” Lonergan-Dreke said.

Roland Cole, a resident of Lynnwood, said he first met Hurst at church about six years ago. “He’s personable and easy to talk to. He’s looking out for everyone’s best interests,” Cole said.

During Hurst’s speech to attendees, he emphasized his engagement with the public and responding to the emails people send him.

“For those of you who live in Lynnwood, if you have a problem, let me know,” Hurst said.

Hurst stressed the need for affordable housing in Lynnwood, and he included the missing middle housing in that category. “First time homebuyers and seniors who want to downsize can’t do that in Lynnwood,” he said.

“If we don’t get policies in place before the light rail comes to our city, Lynnwood will be in trouble,” Hurst said, closing his speech.

For more information on George Hurst’s campaign, visit Hurst4Lynnwood.com.

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