King County Councilmember Larry Phillips
It has truly been an honor to work with you to address pressing issues in our community and region for the past two decades, and I am pleased to pass the baton to Councilmember Kohl-Welles. As you know, each elected official is elected on their own merits, with their own set of concerns, issues, and platforms. This is how our democracy is structured. Thus, while Councilmember Kohl-Welles will have access to documents and correspondence from my time in office—as these are public documents—there is no obligation for her to take on the same case work, issues, or priorities that I have, and I will not be transferring these things to her or her staff.
If you have been working with me or my staff on issues on which you would like continued follow up, or just to introduce yourself, I encourage you to contact Councilmember Kohl-Welles directly. She takes office on January 1, 2016, and can be reached at email@example.com or 206.477.1004.
Thanks again for the honor to represent you and work with you for so many years.