Letters to the Editor

Homola helps Whidbey veterans

I have never voted the “party line” and never will. In my lifetime under 13 Presidents, and 58 years as a voter, I’ve observed equal incompetence in all parties, but especially the major two. So I’ve followed my Dad’s advice: always vote for the person because of the values, ethics and trustworthiness of the person.

I know three of the people who “ran” for the Commissioner  No. 2 slot of Island County in the Primary Election: Angie Homola, Jill Johnson and Jim Campbell.

Jill Johnson has youth, energy, intelligence and local experience; and I believe that Jill could probably be a fine commissioner.

I know that Jim Campbell would be an excellent commissioner, because he has a wonderfully long history of service to country and a background of analysis and teamwork. He also has a proven record of “study first, then decide.” He is a military veteran with an exemplary Navy background. But, sadly, he is not in the “top two” from the Primary Election, and will not be on the ballot of the general election in November.

And now, the General Election is right around the corner. If you are a military veteran, or a family member of a military veteran, I am recommending Angie Homola.

She has shown the qualities that I want of “my commissioner” — from the day she first took office. It is not important whether or not you are happy with her voting record on other issues. What is important is the care, effort and time that she devotes to the welfare of our veterans. All other issues should be relegated to the back burner.

However, Angie also has “the qualities” that I look for in a candidate. She is trustworthy, truthful, morally upright, and respectful of everybody including the opposition. She would not castigate or impugn or stand for nasty behind-the-back comments about anybody.

I know that Angie will always be forthright and honest because she is every day.

Her commitment to the welfare of Island County’s citizens is completely authentic. I know that Angie will always be honest and work for Island County in a moral, principled and honorable manner.

As a commissioner, Angie studies the issues and does not make rash decisions. She listens to all commentary, does her homework, and zealously cooperates and collaborates to achieve the best result.

I know these things because of her track record. She is the kind of person that you will want to represent you, because she tries to do the right thing.

As a child of the “Great Depression” and World War II, 34 years-plus of active military service during two shooting wars plus the Cold War, I will always be partial to a candidate who not only cares about veterans, but also actually works towards helping them and improving their quality of life. A very high percentage of Island County residents are veterans, and they need Angie on the Board of Commissioners.

In conclusion, if you are young or old, veteran or not, I know you will be happy and proud of Angie’s accomplishments as commissioner.

David Weisbrod, Commander, USN-Retired

Oak Harbor

 

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