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Letters to the Editor: Oct. 9


October 9, 2019

Zieve is the clear choice

I had heard of Peter Zieve for the first time I moved in Mukilteo over 10 years ago through his business of aerospace technology.

I discovered his company and involvement in the community and being a leader in helping lots of children through robotics and more. I was interested to meet him someday and sure enough I did and I was thankful to know how he wanted to stay active in the community and set an example for our children and generations of families of Mukilteo.

I would recommend him for Mukilteo City Council Position 6 this coming next election.

Past success is addictive, especially with an entrepreneurial spirit who can see the future of our community.

He is a great example and his experience will become a positive impact of our lives and our children future.

Check his accomplishments as for why he is the best choice of candidate.

Thanks for his efforts over the years helping and support our communities.

You will never go wrong for selecting him as a perfect candidate in our community and our hometown of Mukilteo as City Council Position 6.

Henry O. Napenas


Retired judge: Vote for Okoloko

In my 39 years as a judge, I had the pleasure of serving with many good judges. A year ago, the Governor selected Edirin Okoloko from a large field of candidates to fill a vacancy on the Snohomish County Superior Court, and since he took office, Judge Okoloko has distinguished himself as one of the most dedicated judges on the bench. Before his appointment, Judge Okoloko was a Deputy Prosecutor for Snohomish County for 13 years. He was a seasoned trial attorney.

On the bench, Judge Okoloko has shown a bright legal mind, patience with litigants, and a dedication to making fair and reasoned decisions in each case that comes before him. He has a passion to see that the rule of law is properly applied to the facts presented in court. He has been called upon to make judicial decisions in a wide range of civil litigation, family law matters, and felony criminal cases.

Judge Okoloko is currently running for election to retain his judicial position. He is endorsed by all 14 of his Superior Court colleagues, 13 Snohomish County District or Municipal Court Judges, nine retired Snohomish County Superior Court Judges, and over 100 judges statewide.

In a recent poll of Snohomish County lawyers, Judge Okoloko was the top choice of those who practice in our courts. He is a rising star and a future leader in Washington State’s judiciary.

Please join me in casting your vote to retain Judge Edirin Okoloko as a Superior Court Judge.

Thomas J. Wynne

Retired Superior Court Judge

All ages need to speak up

Of course Greta Thunberg’s message about dealing climate change resonates with the young and the old. (“Bibles, Kids, and the earth” by David Parks, Mukilteo Beacon, Oct. 2, 2019) We can follow her lead by calling and writing our representatives to take action. This is how volunteers of RESULTS ( and other organizations have been lining up support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund has saved 32 million lives since it began in 2002, in addition to preventing millions of infections, strengthening health care systems, and keeping us on the path to finally controlling these pandemics. Congressman Rick Larsen was the first representative from Washington state to sign on to the House Resolution 517, calling for continued funding for this life-saving work. As constituents called, Reps. Kilmer, Heck, McMorris Rodgers, and Smith also signed on. The point is, if we want action, we need to speak up directly to those who represent us, no matter how young or old we are.

Willie Dickerson


Crawford is motivated to help Mukilteo

I just wanted to comment on the political signs around Mukilteo, specifically the new yellow signs Peter Zieve put up comparing himself to Elisabeth Crawford.

It makes zero difference if she is new to the area or has no children in the school district or has never owned a business. What matters is that she is motivated to breathe new life and new ideas into our area.

She has ambition and wants to make a difference. I think the primary polls showed that many people have the same thought as I – give her a chance and let's see what she can do.

Peter, stop trying to slander Elisabeth and concentrate on your own race. And stop trying to block her signs with your mongo-sized signs. If nothing else, you are only getting her name out there even more.

Go Elisabeth!

Nicole Bennett


Zieve is a generous leader

Personally, I never met Peter, but I know him for his visionary leadership, enthusiasm, and terrific work he has done for our community.

I have always found him fully engaged for the betterment of Mukilteo. He seems to me as very generous, a problem solver, vocal, knowledgeable, energetic, and fit to lead our community in right direction.

My whole family recommends his name for Position 6.

Harninder Singh


Another New England saying

The following is in regards to Michael Gold’s Sept. 11 column, “New England oddities.”

For Michael Gold,

Another version of the New England saying:

Use it up.

Wear it out.

Make it do.

Do without.

Margaret Nelson



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