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Experience trumps party affiliation
Island County Republicans shoot themselves in the foot. They continue to vote for every Republican candidate, even for offices that are not partisan.
The only county offices that are partisan are the commissioners, they make policy! County clerk, treasurer, coroner, auditor, assessor and sheriff do not make policy. They execute policies. Whether registered Democrats or Republicans makes no difference for those who hold office.
The county clerk is a good example. The Republican candidate has no experience. The Democratic candidate currently works in that office and has experience.
As a lifelong conservative Republican, I was fortunate to meet Debra Van Pelt, was impressed with her knowledge, experience and integrity. I plan to vote for Van Pelt for county clerk because she is the only candidate with experience.
Edward M. Potter