Sportsmen bag 1 with 2 to go
July 24, 2012 · Updated 3:05 PM
I have read with great interest the reasons why our current county commissioners, up for election, should be retained. I’m sure that some believe, but I think that the sportsmen and their families may disagree when they think back to the decision that was made by the three in power at the time concerning hunting on Deer Lagoon.
The residents of the area set out to create an environment for their own personal use, and not share this natural resource with the sportsmen of Whidbey Island who had been using the lagoon long before many of the residents built and moved to the island. It was a good appeal but not with solid facts and was also bought into by the two remaining commissioners.
Now I see that Commissioner Angie Homola brought up the lagoon in and article in The Whidbey Examiner concerning target shooting on private property. It seems that she is proud that she voted against island sportsmen.
During the already decided hearing on Deer Lagoon in Freeland, there were many folks wearing camo hats who are voting residents and maybe, just maybe, these votes were the ones who voted Mr. Dean out of office. As the old adage goes, “What goes around, comes around.” I know my friends and other sportsmen and their families have a long memory, and I am sure that they will know what to do with their votes at the primary elections for commissioners. One down, two to go.