Jason Wingert, a local business owner and leader, has announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.
Wingert said that the City Council needs a new perspective, “We need a fresh set of eyes and practical solutions for the problems facing our city. The old way of doing things isn't going work anymore.”
Wingert believes there are four key areas that we must focus on:
- Strong Police and Fire presence to keep our neighborhoods safe.
- A business friendly environment to help our local economy grow.
- Real fiscal responsibility means providing essential city services with low taxes.
- A great, cost effective parks and recreational program.
Wingert, his wife Shelley and their three children have lived in Mill Creek since 2002. He is the owner of the Wingert Insurance Agency in Mill Creek.
"Serving on the city council is a way for me to share my professional experience and give back to the community," said Wingert. "With careful planning we can continue to make Mill Creek a great place to live."
Wingert will be running against Douglas Carlson, and incumbent Donna Michelson for the City Council seat.
The Mill Creek View reports in the May 2013-C issue that Carlson is a retired Food and Drug Administration scientist.
Michelson has served on the Mill Creek City Council since 1999 with two years as Mayor and four years as Mayor Pro-Tem.
Since the State of Washington has a Top 2 Primary system, the two candidates that get the most votes in the August 6th Primary Election will qualify for the November 5th General Election.