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I Should Have Abstained

by on 10/08/2014

I want to apologize to the voters of Edmonds: I should have abstained from the Council vote last night to support the firearms related initiative 594. I have abstained from voting on State initiatives brought to Edmonds City Council in the past, because I do not believe that the voters of Edmonds elected their Council Members to advise them as to how to vote on initiatives, or on issues that are not, and will never be, under the legislative authority of Edmonds City Council.

I do not recall an election when a Council candidate ran on State legislative issues, or when Council candidates were asked their opinions on these issues. To me, that says it all. I think the use of my elected office, in an attempt to influence Washington State voter initiatives, suggests that my opinion should hold more weight than that of others. It should not.

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