Letters to the Editor

Homola is the one

I have observed Commissioner Angie Homola for over 10 years as a family friend and through mutual support of community activities. Based on this experience, perhaps some insight into Angie’s remarkable qualities can be summarized using the letters of her name.

Attitude: A positive can-do approach to challenges. Every issue can be resolved by maintaining an open mind to all possible solutions and believe that compromise can produce success. Motivations and reasoning for decisions should be “open books,” not closed-door, closed-chamber actions.

Navy: Successful Navy pilot’s wife, mother with understanding of unique challenges of service family’s life. First Navy wife to represent Whidbey in base closure decisions in Pentagon/Congress. Appreciates the tremendous importance of Navy activities on Whidbey’s civilian and military population.

Gregarious: Her social skills sparkle when expressing herself. Listening and appreciating others’ viewpoints are essential for good decisions. Social success is critical to obtain public support for political decisions.

Integrity: Basic principle: Public service should maintain and/or enhance the quality of life for Whidbey’s population and preserve that quality for future generations.

Education and Energy: Both are extremely important whenever political decisions are made by only three individuals. Her professional architect education is a natural “fit” for responding to the engineering technologies of land use and development.

Over the 30 years I have observed county commissioners, none have devoted more time to their job than Angie. Concerning Island County issues, your time is her time. I hope this view of Angie helps your voting decision. I am proud to vote for her to continue having the best looking out for Whidbey.

Jerry Jones
Oak Harbor

 

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