This past month, I as a Regional Publisher, have had the opportunity to both moderate and co-sponsor a number of candidate forums here on the Eastside. While each of the candidates came from different backgrounds and certainly held different perspectives on many important issues, there is common thread that unites them all – the desire to serve their community and to make it a better place to live, work and play. We at the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter certainly applaud that ethos.
Here at the Reporter, our ethos has been to better serve Issaquah and Sammamish by devoting greater time and effort toward getting to know each candidate and to educate our loyal readers about them. To ask the tough questions about the challenging issues that the new City Council will grapple with as the cities moves toward the future.
Your vote is your right as an American. But we at the Reporter also strongly feel that with your vote comes the individual responsibility of increased knowledge and information about the candidates and the issues they will face. We feel that with our mission to educate our readers about the candidates, we have a greater responsibility not to endorse, but to be a valued and impartial resource that will empower your vote with knowledge.