Today, the Daily News ran a candidate profile of Ms. Heath that should put any doubts to rest. Ms. Heath is running for re-election to the Pullman City Council, Ward 3, Position 3, a seat she has held since September 2004.
Here are some choice selections from the article:
Ann Heath believes Pullman should offer more to its residents than, "You can go shopping in Moscow."I think Ann Heath presents a very clear difference with her opponents Don Heil and Judy Krueger, who view Pullman in a negative way and want to limit our growth. In fact, Krueger is a member of a group, the Pullman Alliance for Responsible Development, that advocates continuing to send our money over to Moscow versus having a Wal-Mart in Pullman.
With the city's population expected to grow by 2,000 people in he next five years, Heath would like to see Pullman become a regional commercial center with a variety of amenities to offer its residents.
She noted technology businesses are booming in Pullman, but services to entice and retain such businesses need to be enhanced. As an example, she cited the lack of an office supply store in the city.
"This election is about, 'Is this city going to grow?"...and about saying, "We are going to come into our own and serve the needs of the people.'"
Heath believes Pullman's growth helps not only the city and its residents, but the county and outlying communities by keeping tax dolars in Washington.
"We have to stop sending people to Moscow because it's killing us tax-wise."
Overall, she believes Pullman is moving in a positive direction and would like to see that continue.
Ann has my strongest endorsement and I will help her campaign in any way I can. It is vital to Pullman's future that she remains on the city council.