Letter to the editor

April 30, 2015

By Contributor

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Dear Newcastle voters,

Thank you. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent you for two terms on the Newcastle City Council. I will not be seeking re-election in the upcoming election.

I first ran for office because the city budget was out of control, and a majority on the council had lost touch with the people they represented. In the past eight years, we have made the necessary changes to the budget in a way that allows us to live within our means. We also have a city manager and staff that make customer service a priority and recognize everyone at City Hall is there to serve the community.

New perspectives and varied experiences on a council can make government better. I hope an open seat will encourage more people to run for office. My public service will continue as a trustee at Harborview Medical Center and on the UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center board.

I encourage anyone who is considering leadership in his or her community to learn more about the City Council. It is a great way to get to know the amazing people that live here and to have an influence in shaping the future of our city. I’d be happy to talk to anyone who is interested.

Lisa Jensen

269-3201

lisajensen3@hotmail.com

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