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Flyer is a tip that resident isn’t home | Letter

Editor’s note: The following was submtted as an open letter to Marc Hennemann, candidate for Island County commissioner:


Mr. Hennemann, my family returned yesterday to find that you had visited my house in our absence. I know this because you left a flyer in our screen door with the message, “Sorry I missed you. Marc.”

Your flyer states that you are an Air Force veteran and “… served as an intelligence technician while enlisted as an intelligence analyst while as an officer (sic) — I want to put those same skills to work for Island County.”

Having worked in the intelligence community, you fully understand that every little piece of data can be used for nefarious purposes.

For example, you would surely know that your flyer in my screen door could act as a flag to the criminal element that I am not home.

Had I been gone for an extended period of time, this would not be a good thing.

Quoting your flyer again, “Sorting through information and being able to determine the best course of action is exactly what Island County needs in a commissioner.”

With my example, the best course of action would have been to not leave the flyer.

I do want to vote for you; however, this is not a good example of what you would bring to the board.

Feel free to contact me at your convenience. However, if I’m not home, please don’t leave a flyer in my screen door.

Anthony Minich

Oak Harbor

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