Last spring the City Council appointed Steve Langer to fill the seat vacated by Joe Hyer. If ever there was a need for cool heads it was then. The council wisely chose Langer as someone not only qualified for the position, but a great collaborator. Olympia had just seen a political scandal of semi-epic proportions.
Our community needed to heal and move forward, not only with a council willing to tackle the issues important to us, but a council willing to engage the public in a respectful, dignified way.
Langer embraced his role as council member and in 10 short months endured a steep learning curve and gained respect amongst his peers.
He spearheaded the effort to preserve the Legion Way tree corridor, helped to secure $170,000 for homeless prevention, voted to bring the artesian well into public ownership and was chosen to chair the Land Use and Environment Committee.
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Langer loves Olympia and has proven this through his years of community involvement and his willingness to serve the public’s best interest with his work on the council.
He understands the struggles of small businesses and envisions downtown as an economically viable center of commerce and a gathering place where citizens feel safe and welcome.
This year Olympia will elect a new mayor and three city council members. Through the simple act of voting we have the ability to help shape our community. Your vote to retain Steve Langer for Olympia City Council is a vote for fair-minded, qualified leadership.