Former councilman impressed with Toft’s leadership | Letter

I first met Brad Toft in 2014 when I joined the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club. I was immediately impressed with Brad’s leadership within Rotary as a past president for the club and an active leader within the group. I was also surprised by his passion and concentrated focus on club fundraising projects such as the President’s Cup Golf Tournament, which benefit local humanitarian community groups like the food bank. Brad has been continually committed to keep the club working hard to feed the hungry and help those most in need.

I was glad when Brad volunteered and was elected to the City Council of Snoqualmie. Public service is less of a job and more of a calling. It’s a somewhat thankless job with lots of meetings, low pay and all sorts of political stress and criticism. You have to really want to do it for some higher reason. Brad has this insatiable desire to serve his community, to give back and help Snoqualmie be the best it can be.

It’s these qualities I have described above which make me know that Brad would be an outstanding mayor for Snoqualmie. Fresh, new ideas can be a great thing. Leadership, skills and passion can take those ideas and implement them into action. However, it’s the integrity, trust and character of the leader to take the right actions and better the community for everyone.

I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to give Brad Toft a chance and support him for mayor.

David Cook , North Bend

Former North Bend City Councilmember 2004-15