WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to offer a Ã¢â‚¬Å“may the best person winÃ¢â‚¬Â welcome to Ross Hunter, candidate for King County Executive, our latest Advertiser.
He stopped by our Farmers Market booth in Burien recently for a get-to-know chat.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m an agent for change,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Ross, who is in his fourth term in the Washington State House of Representatives, and worked at Microsoft for 17 years.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have the skills to make things happen.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We asked Ross to talk about former Executive Ron Sims, namely the thing Sims did best while in office, and that which he did not do so well.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d have to include the council in on my answer,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ross responded. Ã¢â‚¬Å“They really work together. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d say that they put us on the map environmentally in a positive way.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“But over the years the executive and council showed a lack of attention to financial reality.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We asked what experience not commonly known about him would suggest he is ready to run the stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest county.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Not many people know this, but I spend time now and again helping Habitat for Humanity,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said, referring to the group that helps build houses for those who otherwise might not be able to afford one.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I like to frame. If I can swing a big hammer, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m happy.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A hint of the style of a Hunter Administration?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“No,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ross said with a laugh. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just how I build homes for those who need them!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Primary Election day is August 18th. The two candidates with the most votes advance to the General Election in November.
For more information on the Ross Hunter campaign go to: www.RossHunter.com.
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