Originally published October 26, 2011, The Olympian
There is a new voice running for the Olympia City Council this fall – Nathaniel Jones. I have seen him at work with the state Department of General Administration, where he navigated difficult issues between contentious sides with more grace and tact than is generally ever seen in either state or local governments.
He has shown himself to be an excellent listener and a very thoughtful responder. One will not find him being reactionary and divisive, as has been seen in our local City Council.
It is time for governing bodies to take the high road, and truly listen to all sides and honor them. Hard choices will always need to be made, and they need to be done with integrity, and collaboratively, with the people of Olympia.
Vote for Nathaniel Jones.