Letters to the Editor

Responsible voters will re-elect Homola

I want to encourage fellow Islanders to vote for Angie Homola in the upcoming commissioners race. This dedicated public servant has done everything to deserve reelection, including balancing the budget in very lean times. Remember she did this partly by reducing her own travel allowance, salary and medical benefits. She also deserves great credit for bringing back a hydro-geologist to our county staff, which is an essential function for protecting our county’s drinking water.

As a former realtor, I will also tell you that this function is exceptionally helpful in facilitating vacant land sales and enhancing property values county-wide.

Let us not return the county to the back-door leadership that reigned for decades. The current Tea Party commissioner has been a complete disaster, with her self-serving, above-the-law mentality. Electing Homola’s opponent means putting this person in the majority. Remember the last time we had a Republican majority on the board?

We got awful results such as the Boyer land swindle in which we the taxpayers got forced to pay over $2 million for a property assessed at less than a quarter of that.

Years later, this property still sits vacant.

Island County deserves better than the type of leadership that Republicans have brought us in the past.

We deserve leadership by servants who care deeply about our economic, human, and natural resource wellbeing. We deserve exactly the terrific leadership that Commissioner Homola has been providing. Reelect Angie, for responsible governance.

– Bob Hallahan

Oak Harbor

 

 

 

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