The ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election were mailed last week and voters should have received them or should expect to receive them by Tuesday, Oct. 20. As part of our Election Watch 2015 coverage, MLTNews will be reposting candidate statements and videos and also will be publishing a Q&A with the candidates.
Office Name: Mountlake Terrace, City Council
Candidate Name: Bryan Wahl
Campaign Phone: (425) 770-7706
Campaign Website: www.WAHLforCityCouncil.com
Elected Experience: Mountlake Terrace City Council, Shoreline Parks/Recreation Commission
Other Professional Experience: Small Business Owner, WAHL Strategies
Education: BA Communication, UW
Community Service: Bryan currently serves on the city’s Finance Committee and Transportation Benefit District Board. He also serves on Snohomish County’s Housing and Community Development Advisory Board, the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County’s Advocacy Board, Snohomish County Cities Finance and Legislative Committees, and Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board (alt) and Regional Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committee.
Statement: While serving on the Planning Commission for 14 years, Bryan listened and developed plans that reflect the vision our citizens have for Mountlake Terrace. On the City Council, Bryan is implementing those plans and taking steps to realize our dreams.
“We must keep moving forward to achieve our vision.”
As your City Councilmember, Bryan’s priorities include:
· FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Ensuring responsible and sustainable budgets that direct resources efficiently and effectively to achieve the city’s vision
· ECONOMIC VITALITY: Creating jobs and economic development opportunities by fostering a healthy business environment and adopting strategies that attract new business to our city
· QUALITY CITY SERVICES: Delivering services necessary for community safety, providing quality recreational programs and maintaining our roads and parks
Bryan has a strong understanding of public policy and experience researching and analyzing issues. His knowledge of the issues and ability to balance needs amongst varying interests helps develop a consensus.
Bryan has previously been endorsed by a broad coalition of Firefighters, Business, Labor, Environmentalists, Realtors and Affordable Housing advocates, as well as all City and County Councilmembers.
“I would appreciate your continued support and ask for your vote.”