To the Editor:

I was pleased to learn that Brandon Smith would agree to continue serving as a Keizer City Councilor if he wins as a write-in candidate.

This is very fortunate for the residents of Keizer. Brandon’s years of experience along with his institutional memory on the city council are especially important this year as we need continuity in order to maintain our momentum as the city continues to move forward after the recession.  Brandon has been a strong supporter of improving the quality of life in Keizer on issues ranging from supporting youth baseball to business development.

For position number 3, Marlene Quinn is the best qualified candidate because she has demonstrated her passion for Keizer by having the most experience in volunteer committees of any of the other candidates for position number 3.  I will be writing in Brandon Smith for position number 2 and I will be voting for Marlene Quinn for position number 3 for the Keizer City Council.

Rich Walsh