I would vote to re-elect Mary Putka to Kalama City Council if I could. There are many reasons I support Mary. A dozen years ago, Mary helped launch Envision Kalama and became the driving force behind the trees along First Street and the library renovation following the flood of 2015, to name only a couple. As a city council member, she is informed, thoughtful, and willing to listen. She has worked to bring the city a new police station. Since her father was a Republican and her mother a Democrat, Mary avoids partisan politics, instead seeking solutions that best serve Kalama’s citizens.

Because we recently moved to Oregon, I’m no longer eligible to vote for Mary, but I consider her the ideal city council member. I’m grateful for her dedication and professionalism during our years in Kalama.

Daniel Roberts

Lake Oswego, Oregon

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