As a resident of Ward 2, I am writing to urge City Council members to vote for Cynthia Wolken for the Ward 2 vacancy on the council. I raised my family in Missoula and I have made it my home for over two decades. I first met Ms. Wolken when she agreed to represent me pro bono and help me with my housing needs. She is committed to affordable, quality housing in this city and was willing to do whatever it took to obtain this for my family and me. Ms. Wolken truly cares about Missoula and its residents. She is always looking for the best way to help people and improve lives. I have had the pleasure of volunteering with her on issues such as raising the minimum wage, providing health insurance for low-income children and helping curb predatory payday and title lending. Ms. Wolken conducts herself with integrity and is truly committed to the values of our ward and will be the best representative of our community.