Letters to the Editor

Karahalios fit to be mayor

Sue Karahalios is the right choice for mayor! Sue is not only a leader of vision, but a person that is unafraid to roll up her sleeves and get the job done. We have never called Sue with a concern, that she has not responded immediately. She knows her way around many city, state and national arenas. Yet in listening to her, Sue knows these contacts are for the benefit and betterment of our community. How fortunate for Oak Harbor to have an advocate in Sue. Oak Harbor is in the 21st Century there is no going back, yet Sue’s care and concern for the city and each individual citizen brings our place in the world into local focus. Her care and concern is for all, regardless of age or station in life. Sue is a tireless worker and she will work to see Oak Harbor benefit in the future, preserving our quality of life.

We have met no one who knows how to network and collaborate like Sue, bringing our challenges into focus to accomplish what others may see as impossible. She is a possibility thinker, exploring all options for the benefit of those she serves. As an example, we saw her lead as president of the board of Partnership With Youth in this way, preserving the Roller Barn for the Boy and Girls Club. Others did not see this possibility, the challenge seemed insurmountable in massive funding and structural repairs, yet Sue was able to get all of the parties together to bring them to ”yes,” and the community and the kids were blessed. This is called win-win and this city needs this kind of leadership. We have heard the words like can’t, or won’t, or let someone else do it, or that’s too difficult, but not from Sue. Her attitude is to move forward with possibilities and wisdom, listening carefully to those she serves, plus empowering and encouraging those that she leads.

We live outside of city limits, but ask you to make the wise choice. Vote for Sue Karahalios for mayor of Oak Harbor.

Dr. Larry Hartman and Ruth Hartman

Oak Harbor

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