Like you, I take voting very seriously. And despite my party affiliation, I rarely vote a party-line ballot: When choosing whom to vote for, a person’s character and motivation for serving trumps all.
Ms. Martha Rose took weeks of vacation and never deducted them, went to conferences and declared she was there longer than she actually was, misused federal funds, had no performance review for 18 years, gave herself a raise every two years and provided obvious deficient financial reports, and now the board is going to reward her with a $106,000 payoff.
In light of the tragic shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday, Oct. 24, I am so proud to hear of the decision made by our Wildcat football team to voluntarily forfeit their game to Marysville-Pilchuck.
I sit here in my nice, safe Whidbey Island home and try to synthesize the horrid events in my hometown of Marysville.
Given the awful event in Marysville, I thought it might be interesting to see how Initiative 1351 treats school security and safety.
It is unfortunate that those wanting to address the “gun show loophole” didn’t stay to the task and give us an initiative that dealt with that issue. Instead, we got 18 pages of new regulation aiming to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens and making it difficult to stay on the right side of the law.
I hope voters have noticed that our Island County treasurer, Ana Maria Nuñez, has been endorsed by the Washington state treasurer as well as by fellow county treasurers.
After reading John C. Stone’s Oct. 4 letter to the editor of the Whidbey News-Times, I realized there are many who refuse to see the facts.
Whidbey Environmental Action Network wants to thank all who participated and contributed to a very successful, fun for all “WEANFest: Celebrating 25 years of Protecting Our Native Biodiversity.”
When the last EA-6B retires, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s EA-18G Growlers will be the only U.S. airborne electronic jammers and therefore responsible to protect and defend all U.S. military and allies’ forces worldwide.
In his Oct. 18 letter to the Whidbey News-Times, Mac McDowell wrote, “The Navy has long said OLF Coupeville is essential to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station remaining open.”
I just received a flyer in the mail with Rory Graves supporting Initiative 594. I have to admit that it finally sent me over the edge.
Rebecca Wagner’s years of experience as a CPA as well as her former employment with both Island and Skagit counties will make her a valuable asset to the Island County auditor’s office.
I appreciate Island County Treasurer Ana Maria Nuñez’s leadership in coordinating this last year the PAC’s User Group, which develops the software programming priorities of the county treasurer’s True Automation property tax collection system for 13 counties in the state of Washington.
I have always supported our military forces. My mother served in the Marine Corps. And after my father emigrated from Poland, he worked on the design of the B-52 bomber while employed by Boeing.
My response to the endorsement of my opponent: They use the missteps that have occurred this year as the reason they are endorsing my opponent.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the North Whidbey Lions Club collected peanut butter and jelly for our local Help House.
I want to say thank you to all of those who supported me through my campaign, volunteering and giving up your free time, putting up signs, making donations and walking in the parade with me.
After reviewing commissioner candidate Rick Hannold’s campaign website, I came to the conclusion that he is not ready to assume that position.
Endorsement of Karla Jacks for District 3 commissioner by Aubrey Vaughan was not really a surprise, though the way he went about it was integrity-free.