Emerson is an easy choice for Langley City Council


Opposing city council candidates Dominique Emerson and Bill Nesbeitt are both near neighbors of mine, and it’s a shame to have to pick one over the other.

But in terms of what’s best for Langley, this is an easy choice for me.

Dominique Emerson has served our community in many ways for many years: on the library board, as chairwoman of the Langley Planning Advisory Board and most recently on the city council. Bill Nesbeitt, by contrast, has never served in any capacity in local government, and has rarely even attended city council meetings.

When I recently heard that he is not going to attend the forthcoming candidate forum – the one opportunity for the community to get to know him better – I’m wondering why he entered this race at all.

In the recent article in the South Whidbey Record, both candidates stated that they wanted to preserve what makes Langley special. But only one has the track record and deep understanding of Langley’s government.

Sorry Bill, but Dominique has my vote.



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