LETTER: ‘I, Bob Edgar, Am An Active Candidate For The Burien Council…’
Dear Citizens and Voters of Burien;
I, Bob Edgar, am an active candidate for the Burien Council Position No.4. I am willing and eager to serve the citizens of Burien, if I am elected in the November election. I won the Primary Election for this position and I thank you for your votes. You will see me or one of my volunteers doorbelling in your neighborhood and around the city. I would appreciate your support and votes again in this November election.
Today, one of my family members received a political mailer from my opponent, Gordon Shaw. The intent of Mr. Shaw’s mailer was to mislead voters as to whether I was genuinely a candidate for the City Council Position. The flyer has, as its central theme, a letter that I have withdrawn from this election. Mr. Shaw, his campaign manager and treasurer are well aware that I am an active candidate in this election. They are also aware that I never withdrew from the election as it was not allowed under Washington State Law. They are further aware that the reason that I attempted to withdraw-even before the Primary Election-was for personal family and family health issues. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Here is a link to our story on Edgar’s re-entry into the race; here’s one on his attempt to withdraw)
Hopefully citizens and voters will not be mislead by this mailer.
As I previously stated in my letter to the B-Town Blog and the Highline Times, those family issues resolved themselves earlier than I and my family expected. I believe that Mr. Shaw’s campaign efforts to exploit my family health problems to imply that I am not a genuine candidate for this position are lacking in ethics and good manners. In my opinion, this flyer borders on attempted cheap political trickery with the intent confuse voters.
I will serve the citizens of Burien 100% of the time, if elected.
Thank you again for your support and vote.
- Bob Edgar
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a photo of Gordon Shaw’s direct mail piece that Mr. Edgar refers to in his letter:
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