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What Others Say About Margaret Pageler


Mayors for Margaret!

Seattle ex-Mayors Norm Rice, Paul Schell,
Charlie Royer and Wes Uhlman agree on one thing:

"Margaret is a shining example of the kind of leadership we need... She is smart, energetic, dedicated, and courageous. She learns about the issues, considers the alternatives and makes tough decisions aimed at improving our city now, and for the future."

  9/30/2003 mayoral endorsements

Your speech knocked my socks off. I was so impressed by your pragmatic passion, your willingness to get your hands dirty and just fix stuff that needs fixing.”

  Laura J. Butler, Microsoft, retired

"Margaret, we need your good common sense on the City Council. Good luck! You're doing a great job."

  Lois North, former King County Councilmember

“…in appreciation and explicit recognition of Margaret Pageler’s support of neighborhood groups trying to get Seattle and DCLU to implement the Seattle Municipal Code and appropriate land use codes. Keep up the good work!!”

  A Magnolia resident

“You are one of the few politicians in the region that appreciate the major challenges in preparing our 19th century infrastructure and programs for the demands of the 21st century. You have done so with an appreciation that these solutions will demand a level of regional cooperation that is unprecedented in the Puget Sound region. I have been very impressed by your tireless work building the regional political coalitions needed to upgrade our utilities, solve longstanding water quality problems, and rebuild salmon populations in our rivers and lakes.

“Your ability to balance Seattle’s interests with the greater interests of the region has been impressive and has kept many of the other players at the table.”

  Dennis Canty, Evergreen Funding Consultants
and former
King County Watershed Coordinator

"In my nearly thirty years around City government, Margaret stands out as a City Councilmember for her hard work, her brains and common sense, her integrity and courage, her absolute dedication to stewardship in the broad public interest, and her focus on realistic solutions to problems..."    More...

  Shelly Yapp, University of Washington Regent and Development Director of the Seattle Center

Mayor Greg Nichols with Margaret
Margaret and Mayor Nickels

Among her many accomplishments on the City Council, Councilmember Pageler’s leadership on environmental and public health issues is most notable. Her dedication to a wide range of critically important environmental issues – from clean water to affordable and clean energy to growth management – has earned Councilmember Pageler widespread respect and admiration throughout Seattle. Many of our city’s most noteworthy environmental accomplishments are attributable to Councilmember Pageler and her ability to get the support for her initiatives from both her Council colleagues and the citizens of Seattle.”

  Mayor Greg Nickels, Endorsement Letter for
Executive Committee Nomination to ICLEI

Thanks for your good work and my best wishes that you may continue. We are fortunate to have your smarts and experience addressing the tough issues that face the city now.”

  Melissa Hines, theater and festival director  

Many of us here at Preston recognize the imperative of strong and mature leadership for the City, and believe you provide it in spades.”

  Will Stelle, Attorney, Preston Gates & Ellis  

Thank you for your steadfast support in a tough budgeting process for public health and the community clinics. Others on the Council took their cues from you and you were clear from the beginning.

"The study that you have called for will, I believe, be invaluable for building a stronger health care safety net. And your call for a statewide answer for funding is essential. It is hugely reassuring to have in the office you hold. Thank you for doing this vital work!”

  Mark Secord, Executive Director, Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers  

SPD Sgt. Randy Yamanaka

You have been an ardent supporter for the police and the difficult job they do. And your work in the arena of health care has been exemplary. I, of all people, have seen that first hand.”

SPD Sgt. Randy Yamanaka, on the occasion of Margaret Pageler’s initiating City of Seattle personnel policy change for bone marrow donors.


"We are so fortunate to have you on our Council. I wish all elected officials at all levels throughout our country had your intelligence, commitment, wisdom, honor, heart and integrity.”

  Jane Sheffield  

"Keep up the great work you do. Thank you for your commitment to making the world a better place.”

  Paula Clapp, Global Partnerships  

"This is my 37th year employed by the City of Seattle. You are the hardest-working and most astute Seattle City Councilmember I’ve seen.”

  Mike Germann, Executive Secretary,
Police Pension Office


View 2003 Endorsements

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