Diane Tortorelli, I would like to encourage you to take your own advice: “Find where your city officials stand on issues concerning our growing city and state … (Letter to the Editor, Sept. 29). I have never met you nor have you attempted to talk to me personally, yet you felt to make an assumption based on hearsay on where I do stand. Let me enlighten you.
I have met with Rep. Matt Shea once. During our time together, I found him to be a pleasant man, very knowledgeable on legislative matters and one who has strongly supported our citizens on issues. He asked about my campaign, which I replied, “I am working hard on getting my message out concerning what I have done over the last 10 years on behalf of the citizens. But, in the end, because of my Christian faith, I know that if I am meant to win I will and if not I won’t and I am at peace no matter how it goes.”
I hear he endorsed me as a strong Christian who is fiscally conservative. If that is what you are against, guilty I am. Further, he is under an ongoing investigation and, in my country, innocent until proven guilty.
Michelle Rasmussen, Spokane Valley City Council candidate