March 18, 2013

(MUKILTEO, WA) Mukilteo Councilmember Jennifer Gregerson announced today that she is running for Mayor and launching her campaign with a town hall meeting.

“I’m committed to our community and ready to lead. Together, we can make Mukilteo great,” said Gregerson. “I’m not a career politician—I’m running because I care about Mukilteo and its future.”

In an unconventional first for a mayoral race, Gregerson is kicking off her campaign with a Town Hall Meeting: "This campaign isn’t about me, it’s about our community. When we’ve faced tough issues in the past, I have found that the best solutions come from listening carefully and being open to new ideas. Come join the conversation about our city’s future this Sunday.”

Her first Town Hall meeting will be this Sunday, March 24th at 1pm, at Rosehill Community Center. Everyone is invited, light refreshments will be served.

Her priorities are a strong focus on public safety, a commitment to keeping taxes low, support for local businesses and continuing the fight against Paine Field expansion.

As a councilwoman, she has been a leader on public safety issues, she led the effort to create Mukilteo’s own homegrown paramedic service in 2005 and she spearheaded the creation of a new Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative this year.

Gregerson honed her management and budgeting skills as a successful small business owner. Her small business consults with dozens of local schools to produce and print yearbooks. In her role, she bids on school district printing contracts, manages budgets, and she also mentors student editors.

Active in the community, she is the President of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association and volunteers with the Farmers Market.  She makes her home with her partner, Jeff, a few miles from where she grew up.

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