A letter from John Perry, Candidate for Steilacoom Town Council.
The results for the Primary election were published earlier this month and Steilacoom stood out from the rest of Pierce County with regards to voter participation. I want to take a minute to wish a heartfelt thank you from the Perry Family for your support. It is imperative that the trend continues into the general election.
I mention family because over the last few months, my in-laws, my wife and daughter, and many friends in the town have helped me at the Farmer’s Market, knocked on doors throughout the neighborhoods, and held personal conversations on my behalf. Throughout marriage, our profession has carried us across different parts of the globe, whether it be for military service, humanitarian crisis or more recently wildfire response. Our dedication and the willingness to pick up each other’s slack is remarkable, as witnessed at the Farmer’s Market where Ellie and Amelia continued engaging residents while I was involved in response to the Summit Trail Fire Complex outside of Colville, Washington (currently burning over 46,000 acres). I say all of this to make a connection regarding the values of taking care of each other, whether it be your traditional family or your extended community family. This is an example of what it means to be vested.
Steilacoom is just small enough that it is quite possible to know everybody, or almost everybody. On any given day, residents are out enjoying the trail systems, playing in the parks, shopping in the businesses, volunteering in the greenbelts and the list goes on. These are all opportunities to interact with each other and despite its best efforts, the pandemic has not been able to stop that.
The Primary Election has passed but the General Election will be upon us soon (November 2nd). I encourage you to share this email and or respond if you have friends or neighbors that value keeping Steilacoom the charming town that they have come to love. My goal is the same as many of yours, preserve our town for future generation. I have a background in engineering, public service and environmental preservation so I know where to begin because as the old adage goes, “you eat an elephant one bite at a time”. It helps if you have done it before and it helps even more if you involve the public, encourage participation, and provide feedback.
Thank you again Steilacoom for helping me through the Primary election. Regardless of who you voted for; I have always been on your team because I represent all the citizens of the town.We have one more election and I value your support. Take the opportunity to learn more about me on my website steilacoomjohn.com or the Facebook Page, John Perry for Steilacoom Town Council Seat 2. I can be contacted personally at email@example.com or phoned at 253-987-6277. I am happy to get together over coffee and chat.