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Mayor Nelson: 'Hate speech undermines our community'

Rants directed toward council candiate will Chen


Last updated 11/8/2021 at 1:30pm

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has released the following statement on Facebook.

No member of our community – no matter their background or circumstance – should be vilified or scorned as (Council candidate) Will Chen was last week.

The despicable, vulgar rantings of the individual who wrote to (Will) Chen through his campaign website were the worst form of behavior and must be called out.

As mayor of this community, I know that Edmonds is a warm, welcoming place, full of loving and caring people who come together in celebration, joy, and also in hardship and compassion.

Yet, we suffer a...

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