“The more conversations we’re having, the more voices that are heard, the better off we are as a county. True public input with a truly public process is the only way to create win/win policies that benefit everyone – businesses and communities alike.”
I’m Tara Schumacher, a Maltby resident for over nineteen years and candidate for Snohomish County Council District 5.
I’m running because it’s time for real change in Snohomish County. All too often it seems decisions are made behind the scenes prior to public input. I want policies to be based on feedback from actual residents in conjunction with available science, not simply enacted because they are best for a select few. I believe in putting people over profits, taking every county resident into account, and making decisions that actually work for all of us.
Many county residents have become cynical about our government. They don’t believe they have a voice. This is especially true for those who live in unincorporated areas of the county. That needs to change. I’ll start that change by making myself accessible. I’ll hold evening office hours and advocate for holding county council meetings on a rotating schedule. Responsiveness can’t happen without access.
Democracy isn’t about who you know and who you owe – or at least it shouldn’t be. I’m asking for your support to help build a county where every policy at every level works for everyone. By focusing on a win/win approach we can restore confidence in county government, replace an out-of-touch incumbent who is often perceived as helping friends at the expense of others, strengthen our communities, and protect the unique mix of urban and rural qualities that make our district so unique.
Snohomish County is growing quickly. The decisions we make today will have serious repercussions for future generations. Let’s work together to create jobs, improve our transportation corridors, create real public processes, and grow confidence in county government while providing taxpayers excellent value for their hard-earned dollars.
Thank you again for taking time to visit. I appreciate your effort to learn more about my plans for Snohomish County and the 5th Council District. Let’s win together.