Membership on the Assembly is a privilege that we should award to those who will listen, learn and decide — not a right of past involvement on the assembly. We need to realize that the prior involvements of both candidates indicate their approaches to the role of mayor.
A new “face” with some definite goals — expanded medical care, more recreation options, and increased educational opportunities — would provide the energy to approach our concerns with leadership of a different style.
Cheryl Jebe has worked with labor unions, Native organizations and other citizen groups for many years. She has remained impartial and is beholden to no one.
While support from some groups may be an advantage in the beginning, it carries the danger of lack of independence. We need a mayor who does not have firm ties to any group or groups in the city.
We need a mayor who listens and learns from other assembly members and the citizens. Together as an assembly, independently of any ties to other groups, and under the leadership of our mayor, the assembly members decide the best choice of action.
Ms. Jebe has demonstrated her ability to:
Work with various groups in controversial issues
Listen, learn and decide
Be the best mayor for Juneau.
Please join me in electing the better candidate for mayor for Juneau – Cheryl Jebe.
Sara H. (Sally) Willson