Jen Littlefield became Yelm’s Position 4 interim Councilor in 2014 after Mike McGowan resigned from the seat one year into a four year term, due to his move out of the city. City Code requires the position to be on the ballot in the following general election, which in this case is November 2015. Mayor Harding cast the split-council’s tie-breaking vote for Littlefield to fill McGowan’s position until then. She is running for election to continue to serve the 2 year unexpired balance of the term.
The following is her statement in her own words:
“I am all in for Yelm! As a current city council member, former planning commission member, community volunteer, and wife of a local business owner, I have supported and served this community that I love.
If elected to continue to serve, I will work toward a more robust economy that welcomes business and keeps our spending power in town. I am also committed to helping grow our opportunities to play! Families need places to go, teens need safe things to do, and our community needs activities that keep us strong and united. As a teacher and a mom of three kids growing up in Yelm, I know how important this is to keeping our community a place people want to call home.
I will pursue these goals while supporting the most important roles of government: ensuring public safety and building and maintaining water, sewer, and transportation infrastructure—all of which are essential to having a healthy and secure community.
Having received an appointment to the City Council in October, I look forward to continuing this work with excitement and a belief in our shared bright future. I would be honored to receive your vote.”