March 25, 2013
(MUKILTEO, WA) Jennifer Gregerson, candidate for Mukilteo Mayor, held a Town Hall event attended by nearly 50 people at Rosehill Community Center on Sunday, March 24.
Gregerson held the event as an unconventional first for a mayoral race, kicking off the campaign by listening to Mukilteo voters. Carolyn (Dode) Carlson was in the audience, Gregerson’s opponent from her 2011 City Council race. She announced that she was endorsing Gregerson for Mayor.
“I ran against Jennifer two years ago, and found that she really knew the issues and willingly shared that insight with me. I’m excited to support her campaign for mayor. Jennifer is committed to our community and ready to lead,” said Carlson.
Gregerson began the event by sharing her priorities, including a focus on public safety, continuing the fight against Paine Field expansion and supporting local businesses.
“I’m ready to lead and serve Mukilteo as Mayor,” Gregerson said. She said that Mukilteo schools are an important part of Mukilteo’s vibrant quality of life. Gregerson graduated from Kamiak High School and New York University, and earned a Master’s degree in city planning from the University of Washington. She has used that experience in a practical way as City Councilmember.
Other issues discussed at the event included the proposed park and ride at Chennault Beach and the Mukilteo Speedway, and pedestrian safety. Gregerson agreed that sidewalks are key to Mukilteo’s quality of life. She helped increase the investment in sidewalks over several years of city budgets.
Residents also brought up concerns about affordable housing, and making sure that the City is taking action. Gregerson helps lead a countywide affordable housing coalition that will provide tools and resources on the issue. As Mayor, she said she would continue to lead and seek out solutions that work.
People who missed the Town Hall can still contact Gregerson with their thoughts and ideas at www.JenniferGregerson.com.