Dick Pust for Olympia Mayor

January 18th, 2011 by Ken

Dick Pust for Olympia mayor isn’t as far out as it sounds.

There have been some who have questioned his credentials to be mayor and others have questioned his age.   Lets talk about his age for a moment.

Dick Pust is  70, and as President Ronald Reagan said when questions about his age cropped up, “I’m not going to question the youth and inexperience of my opponent.”  (OK, that’s not an exact quote, but it’s close.)

Dick has experience in many community activities.  First and foremost is his service on the Olympia Planning Commission, a good breeding ground for city council.  He has also served on the board of directors of the South Sound Reading Foundation and as co-chair of the Olympia Citizens for Better Schools.  That indicates a concern and interest about children.

But beyond that, he has always expressed an interest in running for public office once he retired.  So, his decision to seek election as Olympia’s mayor isn’t a spur of the moment decision.  It’s something he’s thought of for many years.  The opportunity just came quicker than he thought.

If elected, he won’t be the first KGY Radio employee to hold office.  News director Bob MacLeod was elected and served as Thurston County Commissioner.

Dick would be an excellent representative for the City of Olympia.  No one has been involved and concerned about the community longer than Dick Pust.   And, no one cares more about people, about the issues and about the community.

He has my support.

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