Letters to the Editor

Karahalios fit to be mayor

Being a member of a seven generation Western Washington family, I feel that I can speak to the past, now, and the future with a unique perspective. Sue Karahalios also has the same HD picture of Oak Harbor. She has history with the city through her years as a teacher, a councilperson, volunteerism, and through her involvement with Navy groups, families, and her love of Oak Harbor.

Sue worked daily during the hours it took to build the new Fort Nugent Playground so that kids would have a safe place to play. She has mucked around in the tideflats digging out Spirulina to help preserve the habitat for salmon. She has traveled cross country telling Oak Harbor’s story in Washington, D.C., and south to Olympia to lobby for needed support. She was part of the project that resulted in the recent Municipal Excellence Award that showcases the commitment of city officials to build stronger communities.

Now she is running for mayor. It requires someone with energy, zest, commitment, and experience for the job. Sue Karahalios has it all. And she wants the job. With Sue at the helm, Oak Harbor can sail into the future with assurance that there will once again be a downtown worthy of the dreams of the pioneer fathers, trails and walkways to wander, trees and a waterway to glorify the name of Oak Harbor, residents bragging with pride in their unique, special community, and a place for visitors to envy as they come and stop before they go.

I surely do wish I lived in Oak Harbor so I could vote for her. But you can do it for me. I work, shop, go to church, dine, and volunteer in Oak Harbor, so I look to you to cast a vote for my benefit. Sue Karahalios for mayor.

Beverly B. Casebeer


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