I believe Don Larson has been a very successful mayor of Seaside, and he should be re-elected. He was recognized by the League of Oregon Cities as Mayor of the year in 2009, an honor from a group who understands the importance of effective leadership.
Serving as the mayor of Seaside is not a simple task. His extensive military background and the positions he held on a school board in Portland, the Seaside Planning Commission and the Seaside City Council were important steps that prepared him for his present position.
Don Larson serves the community well through his knowledge of local residents, the goals and problems with our schools, the recreational opportunities for which Seaside is known, and infrastructure issues as diverse as waste disposal systems and tsunami preparedness. We are quite fortunate to have such a dedicated public servant.