It appears that the last presidential election has set a new standard for declaring candidacy for election to public office. I have learned from an article in the latest edition of The Suburban Times that Steve Stoval has indicated he is running for the Council Position 2, a position I now occupy. I have indicated in council meetings last fall that it is my intention to run for re-election to this position in the November election.
I feel that I have done a good fiduciary job for the Town of Steilacoom, by asking the appropriate questions, requesting alternate courses of action and determining the soundness of the decisions by the council as a whole. During my two terms I have, along with the rest of the council and staff, supported the rebuilding of Wilkes St, Old Military Road and Rainier St using grants requested by the town staff and funds available in the various departments. Additionally, with the input of the town staff and Mayor and support of the rest of the council, approved biennial budgets that make the best use of our limited revenue and continue the maintenance of our infrastructure through this budgeting process.
I stand ready and able to provide my services and expertise gained over the past seven years to help guide the Town of Steilacoom during the upcoming years and ask the support of the citizens of Steilacoom in my re-election to Council Position 2.
Thank you for your investment in communicating with the public through your publication.
Marion Smith, Councilman
Position 2, Town of Steilacoom
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