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By Mike Nelson
Edmonds Mayor 

Hate speech undermines our community | Guest View


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 12:41pm

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 Mr. 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 very small, albeit persistent, presence among us of hate-filled individuals who...

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