My residency to run for Mayor is being questioned by the opposition. Please know I have done my due diligence in researching the qualifications for this position. I have studied and reviewed the pertinent RCW’s (RCW 35 A.12.030) and I have sought legal counsel on the residency question. All of this was done to inform my decision to run and the County Elections office has placed me on the ballot. Please do not let this be a distraction in supporting me to be the change that Mount Vernon so badly needs.