It is hard to imagine the time that the mayor of our fine city of Seaside is on call. He must make himself available to answer phone calls at all times, and he must make himself ready to travel half of the state for meetings with different organizations.

To be the mayor and be effective, you need experience ahead of the position by serving on different committees in city government. I know what it is like to be in that position. I have served on the City Council for 14 years, and I have seen firsthand what it takes to serve as the mayor.

There is only one candidate who steps forward, and it is Mayor Don Larson. If we, as a community, want to keep moving forward on what we have done the last several years, it is not time for a new generation to take over.

Not everything young is a great addition, not everything older is the answer either, but a combination of both worlds is very good. I would encourage opponents to get an appointment to some of the committees in the city, and serve time on those, instead of starting as mayor. Look at the voter’s pamphlet and see the difference between candidates.

What is taking place in Seaside is extremely important to our future, and we need experienced leadership in the next four years. We need to vote for Don Larson who was named “Outstanding Mayor of a Small City” by the Oregon Mayor’s Association in 2009.

“There are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who don’t know anything happened.”

“The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”

“The nice part of living in a small town is that when I don’t know what I am doing, someone else does.”

“Success depends on your backbone, not your wishbone.”

Please re-elect Don Larson for mayor.

Stubby and Sharee Lyons




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