I am pleased to support Gary Anderson for City Council. Throughout his term on the council, Councilor Anderson has been attentive to and present for his constituents. I have reached out to him on several occasions to voice my opinion, concerns or hopes for City Council decisions. He consistently responds to me, letting me know that my opinions have been heard and considered. I appreciate that he considers the various perspectives on issues and searches for middle ground, collaborating with other councilors as appropriate but standing strong for those he represents even when it means he has to stand alone or in the minority. I trust that Councilor Anderson will be a voice for those who are not well represented in leadership and are struggling to make ends meet without the benefit of privileges afforded by our culture and social structures.As his constituent I will also continue to support him in being a voice for the water, land, and air that support the diversity of life on our planet and specifically the beautiful region we call home.