October 10, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 25

Burton runs in unchallenged term for MLCC Position 3

By PAUL DELANEY

Staff Reporter

Incumbent Arthur “AJ” Burton is running unopposed for City Council Position No. 3 in Medical Lake.

The 49-year-old computer technician has lived in the community for 13 years and said his prime reason for running for the four-year nonpartisan seat was “To serve the community that I live in.”

Burton’s focus in the upcoming term will be to have more business open in the city, and “To keep Medical Lake a good safe place for your family to live.”

“Maintaining Medical Lake’s quality of life while keeping it in the black,” is the key challenge Burton sees facing he, and other members of the council.

That requires income of course. Burton would like to avoid use of the evil “T” word – taxes – by hopefully bringing more business to Medical Lake. “I don’t like raising taxes, but if needed I would want to take it to the residents of Medical Lake for a vote,” Burton said.

“If they decide it is need they will vote for it, but if they don’t we as a community have to abide by the voter decision,” Burton said.

Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com.

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