Change Address

VOTE411 Voter Guide

Grays Harbor County City of Aberdeen Mayor

The mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the city, in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. He or she shall see that all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced and that law and order is maintained in the city, and shall have general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interests. The mayor essentially serves as both the leader in name of the city, and the day-to-day active city manager.

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Erik Larson

  • Pete Schave

Biographical Information

Why did you decide to run for this position?

What are three major management issues facing your city or town?

Of the three, which one is the most urgent?

What methods will you use to work successfully with the council?

What do you think is your city/town’s role in dealing with issues surrounding the environment?

What are the issues surrounding your city/town's infrastructure?

How do you think your city/town should approach legal and illegal immigration issues?

How do you think your city/town could best respond to homelessness?

Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Candidate has not yet responded.
Phone (360) 581-0041
Town where you live Aberdeen
Experience (300 characters max) 18 year council member. Mission board member 28 years. CCAP board member.
I have been on the Aberdeen City Council for eighteen years. I do not like how the City has been running the last four years. I decided to step up and run for Mayor in order to bring order back.
The current Mayor micro manages the staff and has them unable to work to their capacity. We need more Police officers and more Firefighter/paramedics in order to ease the workload and cut the overtime. We also need to plan for a new Police station and a new Fire station. Also our wastewater treatment plant needs some large repairs.
Work with staff to get them working together comfortably, and then tackle the other issues.
Communication is the most important. Keep the council informed well ahead of issues and plans. Open discussions on plans to solve issues. More council workshops to talk about problems and issues so we can be proactive and well informed.
The city follows all regulations required.
We have a great fire department and emergency medical service here. However, our station is worn out and out of date with today's needs. We need to build a new station. Also, our police department do great work from an aged and worn out station house. We have gone as far as we can with repairs and upgrades. This building is out of date with today's needs. Our wastewater treatment plant is in need of some large repair projects.
Candidate has not yet responded.
As per court order, we have to provide a place for the homeless to go in order to enforce our camping and lying on the sidewalks ordinances. By providing a camp site at taxpayer expense, with no requirements to encourage these folks to seek help solving the reason they are homeless, is just an open checkbook of the taxpayers. It also invites more homeless to our community. The county and state need to provide funds for a detox center to start with. Then a lot of the homeless in our community could be placed into social programs to help them. The Mission has about 45 beds available, but are not able to take active addicts until after they go through detox. Most of our homeless problem is a drug/mental health problem that the city is not able to deal with. It would require a considerable tax levy to fund such a program if the citizens of Aberdeen wanted to get into that business.