There’s got to be better commissioner candidates

Editor,

It is truly ironic that in the same edition of this newspaper in which Rick Hannold announced his desire to be reelected as a county commissioner there is another article pointing out how unsuited he is for that responsibility.

He criticized the settlement agreement between Island County and the Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN). He is quoted in the article as saying, “I’m not usually in favor of negotiating with anybody.”

Hannold does not understand that he was elected to represent all of the people in Island County, not just developers, and that involves negotiating among competing interests. He does not seem to understand that negotiation is how things get done in society. He even indicated he was irritated with WEAN for raising the issue. WEAN was doing their job. He needs to learn how to do his.

Hannold mumbles his way through meetings. Jill Johnson yells insults at those she disagrees with. There have to be people better qualified than these two to be attending to our interests. We need to elect commissioners who can speak civilly and act rationally.

Babette Thompson

Coupeville

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dems overplayed hand, awakened moral majority

Editor, The attempted character assassination by the Democrats of Judge Kavanaugh is… Continue reading

Letter: If pool is to reopen, some repairs need to be made

Editor, Pool levy, some clarification please. The levy signs say, Pool Park… Continue reading

Letter: Campbell has the support of staff, deputies

Editor, Regarding the two candidates for sheriff of Island County, I personally… Continue reading

Letter: St. Clair has right skills to be elected commissioner

Editor, Janet St. Clair demonstrated that she is well prepared to be… Continue reading

Letter: I-1639 would put data, 2nd Amendment, at risk

Editor, Vote “no” on Initiative 1639. Did you know that I-1639 allows… Continue reading

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is chosen to be commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here, on the… Continue reading

Letter: Shake hands with the devil and you may end up in bed

Editor, Like millions of other people here in the United States and… Continue reading

Letter: Oak Harbor needs pool for recreation, exercise

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who are… Continue reading

Letter: So excited to get ‘back into the swim of things’

Editor, I am so excited. Because of the hard work and generous… Continue reading

Most Read