Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chamber President Wendy DiPeso to run for Shoreline City Council

Press Release dated July 6th, 2009:

Chamber President Wendy DiPeso to run for Shoreline City Council

DiPeso cites incumbent McGlashan's, vote against Shoreline's economy

SHORELINE –Wendy DiPeso, president of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, today announced she is running as a write-in candidate for the Shoreline City Council, Position One, against incumbent Keith McGlashan.

"As the Chamber of Commerce President, I have worked tirelessly in bringing the City and the business community closer together so that we can create jobs and grow our local economy. I know what's needed to help our city's businesses grow and thrive. Unfortunately, the
incumbent does not."

DiPeso decided to run against McGlashan after he voted against the city's Business Licensing Program at the June 22 City Council meeting. The program, which passed the Council on a 5-2 vote, is a critical component of the city's economic development strategy. It will provide
the city's professional economic development manager with the information he needs to do his job. DiPeso is a staunch supporter of the program.

"Keith does not understand the need for economic development that benefits our families," said DiPeso. "I could not allow someone with such a clear lack of understanding of our local economy to run unopposed this year. The citizens of Shoreline deserve a choice."

In addition to serving as the Chamber President, DiPeso serves on the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the city of Shoreline. She is a Board member of the Sustainable Shoreline Education Association, has been active in the Chamber's Green Business Program, and is a long-time supporter of Shoreline's annual Solarfest.

Link to WendyDipeso.com

1 comment:

  1. Keith owned and operated a small business for 25 years. Wendy's remarks are empty rhetoric.

    Also, Shoreline already has a business license. Wendy running on that issue is like Obama running on Medicare. It's a great idea, but we already have it!