Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | September 3, 2013

When they’re off duty…

This month, the blog is starting a new series: when they’re off duty.  Each Tuesday, we’ll profile a different city employee, telling you not only about what they do while they’re on the clock, but also about the books they love to read when they’re done for the day.  Today’s post is by the mayor of Burlington himself, Steve Sexton:

Photo - Mayor Sexton

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska and have lived in Western Washington since 1985. My wife and I have been married for 23 years and have four children ages 15 to 5.

As Mayor of the City of Burlington, I am responsible for managing city staff, managing the city budget, and implementing policies adopted by the City Council. I preside over City Council meetings, and spend a lot of time listening to our residents and business people to make sure the city is meeting their needs.bad luck and trouble

In my free time I enjoy reading a variety of books, but lately have been reading a lot of suspense fiction.  I have just finished reading the last of the 17 Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. I enjoy his character Jack Reacher: a man with an expansive skill set that he puts to use to help those in need. Even though he may have other pressing business, he makes sure justice is delivered, before moving on in a strangely nomadic way.  Our library has all 17 of these books available, with number 18 on its way soon!

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