October 31, 2009 in Washington Voices

Campaign pressure telling

The Spokesman-Review

If there is one good thing to come out of the Spokane Valley City Council races, let it be an affirmation on the part of citizens for an end to the politics of personal destruction and an arrogant, unresponsive city government.

The pressures of elections can be a real test of character for candidates. They can give in to the temptation of muckraking and gratuitous mudslinging, or they can stick to the issues and run a campaign focused on the relevant concerns of city government and their own platform of proposals.

The choices candidates make under the rigors of the campaign can be an indication of the decision-making process they might utilize if elected.

A vote for Dean Grafos, as well as Brenda Grassel, Bob McCaslin, Tom Towey and Gary Schimmels, for Spokane Valley City Council is a vote for integrity and accountability.

Joe Estinson

Spokane Valley

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