[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]
As I was driving into work this morning, I heard on the radio that the King County Elections staff is preparing to send out ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the November 5th election. I am taking a moment in light of this event to email you because there is a race that is very important to the families of North Hill. It is the race for Des Moines City Council Position Number 4. I am writing to ask that you please vote for Jeremy Nutting to retain his position on the council.
As the only other councilmember with kids currently attending Highline Schools, Jeremy is a much needed addition to the council.
- Jeremy Nutting is an active member of the North Hill PTSA and currently serves as the Top Dog for North Hill Elementary Watch DOGS.
- Jeremy Nutting has two kids who currently attend North Hill Elementary.
- Jeremy Nutting understands that to have successful schools, the city must partner with the district in an effort to support quality education.
- Jeremy Nutting recognizes that quality schools will mean higher real estate resale values for our homes.
- Jeremy Nutting supports safe routes to schools and complete streets including walkable sidewalks for our kids.
- Jeremy Nutting supports school zone safety measures to help keep our neighborhood kids safe.
- Whether it’s helping in the drive through, volunteering at countless school events or overseeing open gym for dads and kids, Jeremy participates and cares about the North Hill Community.
Having served with Jeremy over the past four months, I know firsthand that he brings the same thoughtful, passionate and level headed service to his city; to YOUR city.
His opponent would tell you that North Hill has turned into a crime addled barrio of homelessness and crack houses. On his web site, Jeremy’s opponent erroneously creates hysteria among our neighbors and even describes the street where he lives (just blocks from North Hill Elementary) as, “…abandoned homes, crack-houses and illegal homeless encampments. Prostitutes and pimps roamed the streets and Methamphetamine addicts broke into vacant houses, gutting the interiors and squatting; some houses even burning down. The neighborhood had decayed, and drug-addled people with nothing to lose were raiding the good local residents for drug money.” NORTH HILL IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT IS JEREMY NUTTING’S NEIGHBORHOOD. Would you cast your vote for a man with so little understanding of his neighborhood that he mongers fear for the sake of votes? Or would you rather cast your vote for Jeremy Nutting who takes pride in North Hill?
Jeremy takes the time to get to know his neighbors. Jeremy has a vision and an understanding that our schools are the heart of our community. I am asking you, as like-minded community members who want to see the North Hill of Des Moines represented by a POSITIVE community member who will ensure that the positive relationship currently shared between our schools and our city is not only maintained but grows; on November 5, 2013, please cast your vote for Jeremy Nutting for Des Moines City Council.
Thank you for your time.
– Melissa Musser
Former North Hill PTSA Unit President 2002-2006
North Hill PTSA Golden Acorn Award Winner & Lifetime Member North Hill PTSA
[Have an opinion or concern you'd like to share with our Readers? Please send us your Letter to the Editor via email. Include your full name, please remain civil and, pending our review, we'll most likely publish it.]