Letters to the Editor

Homola effective during county’s leaner years

I want to encourage fellow Islanders to vote for Angie Homola in the upcoming commissioners race.

This dedicated public servant has done everything to deserve reelection, including balancing the budget in very lean times. Remember she did this partly by reducing her own travel allowance, salary, and medical benefits.

She also deserves great credit for bringing back a hydrogeologist to our county staff, which is an essential function for protecting our county’s drinking water.

Let us not return the county to the back-door leadership that reigned for decades. The current Tea Party commissioner has been a complete disaster, with her self-serving, above-the-law mentality. Electing Homola’s opponent means putting this person in the majority. Remember the last time we had a Republican majority on the board, we got awful results such as the Boyer land swindle, in which we the taxpayers got forced to pay more than $2 million for a property assessed at less than a quarter of that. Years later this property still sits vacant.

We deserve leadership by servants who care deeply about our economic, human, and natural resource wellbeing. We deserve exactly the terrific leadership that Commissioner Homola has been providing. Re-elect Angie, for responsible governance.

Bob Hallahan
Oak Harbor

 

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