Faces of Change: Aberdeen City Council
From left to right: Antara Croft, Debi Pieraccini, Kacey Morrison, Norman Klein, Melvin Taylor and David Lawrence.
There is an important election upon us. Here are the faces of change in the City of Aberdeen. The much needed change is made up of business owners, security professionals, mental health professionals, healthcare professionals, community leaders, volunteers and public servants. Some of these candidates have experienced addiction with family members, but all have seen the toll it has taken on their community. Many of these people have spent countless hours of their own time volunteering and cleaning Aberdeen.
The glaring problem with the current majority of the Aberdeen City Council is that they are heading in the same direction as many of the urban cities throughout the United States. They are ignoring the issue of addiction altogether or adopting policies that enable and enhance the addiction culture that is plaguing our country. The soft approach with give-aways, needle exchanges, rapid-rehousing programs, tent cities, throwing millions if not billions of tax payer dollars at the problem has only exacerbated it. Why? Because this has been the predominant Public Health approach to the problem.
The Public Health response has failed in every major city in America. King County spends more than $1 billion yearly on homelessness and addiction. That is almost $100,000 per homeless person per year in that county.
It is time to put the right leadership on the council.
Washington is a top-two primary state. In the Primary you will not see races where there are only one or two candidates on the ballot. Aberdeen City Council Ward 1 Pos. 2, Ward 2 and Ward 3 will NOT appear on the Primary ballot but will appear on the General Election ballot. The top two vote-getters in Wards 1 Pos. 1, Ward 4, Ward 5 and Ward 6 contests will advance to the General Election.
See the faces of change. Vote for change.