MARYSVILLE – Kathy Iverson is running against incumbent Stephen Muller for Marysville City Council.
The election is Nov. 5. Registered voters should be receiving ballots in the mail any day now.
Below are Muller’s answers to questions emailed to all the candidates in local contested races. Iverson did not return the questionnaire.
Stephen Muller, 60
Employment: I own my own business in Marysville – Muller Financial, LLC
Education: I have college degrees in music from Western Washington University and business from Central Washington University. Decision to run: I am the incumbent candidate looking for re-election. I first ran to have a voice in helping to shape the future of Marysville and am asking for another term to follow through on major projects and public safety policies that were put in place during those terms.
Experience: I was born in Marysville and have spent the majority of my life here. I have been a local and active businessman in Marysville since December of 1989. I have been a strong supporter of business, schools, YMCA, youth sports, food bank, Marysville Rotary and the Marysville Historical Society.
I have served on the Marysville Civil Service Commission, 10-year chairman of the Marysville Planning Commission and eight years as a city councilman. Top three issues:
•Public safety – Having the staffing and facilities to support the targeted goals set by leadership. I believe our efforts in this area have put Marysville in a leading position in reducing crime and handling the problems related to transient and opioid activities.
•Active and walkable community – Thriving communities are more than just housing. I believe we have taken great strides in making Marysville a thriving community. Expansion of parks, walking trails, bike lanes, job centers and access to the arts are all contributing to the goal of making Marysville a great place to raise a family. •Economic development: Our efforts in expanding the jobs base in Marysville is not only providing a platform for family wage opportunities but has also had the ancillary effect of bringing in millions of dollars to support road improvements to our community.
Why vote for you? I believe my track record speaks for itself. My strong and enduring commitment to our community shows my passion for its people and the ability to lead and support those efforts that have, and will have, a positive and lasting effect in building a safe and thriving community.
Previous election previews
Oct. 19 – Marysville City Council
Oct. 12 – Marysville City Council
Oct. 5 – Lakewood schools
Sept. 29 – Marysville mayor
July 22 – Marysville school board
July 12 – Marysville school board