Opinion

Support the mayor’s challenger

After two debates, it has become apparent that Bremerton finally has its best chance to recover and bring a long awaited recovery to all of Bremerton.

Mayor Lent claims the B&O tax has not discouraged business from locating in Bremerton.

Question: Then why is downtown Bremerton not booming and thriving? Why does East Bremerton still have approximately one million square feet of empty business space and has for over ten years?

In June Bremerton lost Windermere Realty, Sizzler and Kate’s Sub Shop in Manette. Her self-proclaimed political savvy has not saved businesses. Her political savvy did not win her a second term as county commissioner either.

Todd Best would give Bremerton its best chance in an era of uncontrolled spending and hidden agenda to return to prosperity and solvency. He will listen to all tax paying citizens. Be it a business owner, a fixed-income senior or a private citizen, everyone will be heard on his watch.

Your concerns will be addressed with honesty and integrity, not a wink and a nod. There will be no special interest groups or insider politics. Challenge Mr. Best on issues important to you or as a community concern. He wants you to. You will be treated with respect and dignity in the people’s house, better known as City Hall.

Give Mr. Best your vote for Bremerton’s next mayor and your trust won’t be taken for granted.

Mr. and Mrs. Vern Laprath

Bremerton

 

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