Commissioners shouldn’t allow personal bias to influence decisions

Editor,

I have a Coupeville address. I also served in the Navy for 21 years, being honorably retired and disabled. I was extremely offended by the remarks made by Island County commissioners Rick Hannold and Jill Johnson.

Have either served in the military? I wonder where they became experts in deciding who is pro- or anti-Navy. For them to arbitrarily lump all citizens of Coupeville as anti-Navy because of a vocal minority is, at best, ignorance and, at worst, discriminatory.

As elected officials, they should not allow their personal bias to color their decisions. I would also like to give Commissioner Helen Price Johnson a thumbs up for her fair nonpolitical comments.

Gregory Leavitt

Coupeville

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