Diane Dobson ‘is not a politician, she is a true leader’ | LETTER

I grew up in Renton and went to school with Diane as kids. I moved to the south and came back after decades to find a changed Renton – traffic, infrastructure and crime at top of the list of challenges. Renton had changed, but Diane hadn’t.

I came back to Renton with nothing — no car, no job, no home. Diane helped me find my way. She welcomed me, helped me focus on good, encouraged me to network and get involved with our community in ways I had never dreamt of before. Diane encouraged me to believe in myself, have faith in my community and taught me to be a better person.

Diane is a natural fit for council — serving on boards, working in law, guiding businesses and corporations and being involved with so many Renton organizations. Without hesitancy, I can say she is the most qualified candidate for the job as a council member.

She is educated, well spoken, diligent with her review and isn’t afraid to get her hands on to make sure a job gets done. No challenge is too big and her heart bleeds over for others. She is constantly involved in bringing our community together.

Through the political campaign process, I have seen a whole other side of Diane and as a result, I couldn’t be more concrete with my convictions Diane Dobson is the right person for the job, to represent us as residents in our city and to bring about change to make Renton a better place.

Despite the “ugliness” at times of this campaign, Diane has taken the high road and has done what she can to bring honor and integrity to a world that seems to be often lacking of the same and encourages others to focus on the positive as well. Diane is not a politician, she is a true leader.

If there is an event in the city you can find her there. Not just in appearance either but giving of herself to assure the event is successful; attending and facilitating neighborhood meetings; organizing new, creative and successful community events; participating in clean-ups; active in charities; and is there for her friends and family whenever they need help. She also facilitates connections with the city to help remove decade old barriers to forward progress.

Diane has successes toward the crime & drug challenges in neighborhoods, is working with groups to find approaches to the homeless & transient issues, understands the opioid crisis from a variety of levels and has challenged our leadership to bring about change — not just wait for change to happen.

The candidate you see is not a politician trying to win over your vote. The candidate you see is doing so because this is who she is and who she inspires others to be.

Diane Dobson is the candidate of choice for the residents of Renton — to make Renton a better place.

Keith Hutcheson

Renton

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