[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tukwila Blog nor its staff:]
A few days ago, I was thrilled to hear that Mayoral Candidate De’Sean Quinn was endorsed by the Tukwila Fire Fighters. I was excited for him to have such a great honor from the men and women who keep us safe. I assume he was happy to have the endorsement too because, soon after, I saw some of his yard signs had stickers announcing the endorsement.
But something I saw yesterday made me a little confused. I saw that his opponent had similar stickers on his signs. As I drove by, I pulled over my car to get a closer look. The stickers on Allan Ekberg’s sign actually say “Supports Tukwila Fire and Police”. I wouldn’t normally question what that meant except the timing of the two stickers going up has raised my curiosity and suspicion.
My question to you and to the community is, is it ethical to post “supports” in this context? It seems like the second sticker is purposefully deceptive. As a member of the community who is aware of the ramifications of this election, it seems to have taken an ugly turn.
I encourage voters to give some thought to what you want in your candidate. Deception is a dangerous thing whether subtle or not.
Signed a Long time Tukwila resident and Voter,
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