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Reader supports Tim Knue

Tim Knue is running for the State House of Representatives, Position 1. He is a Democrat that currently lives in Conway, and he retired from teaching from Mount Vernon High School this summer. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School. He has a degree in agriculture and a master’s in education. He is well qualified to solve problems in our schools and farms, and his roots in the community ensure that he will represent our interests in Olympia.

Tim’s background in agriculture gives him experience and knowledge with the issue that local farmers face. Tim’s time on the farm began when he was a young man, helping his father with the daily chores of a small family farm. He was active in 4-H and other activities for youth. This started the development of his leadership skills. His background in the farms and fields of Whidbey Island prompted him to earn his degree in agriculture from Washington State University.

After he graduated, he began his 32 year teaching career. This kept him informed on local agricultural issues. His commitment to teaching led to more responsibilities, which gave him administrative experience. Tim truly has a firsthand appreciation for our farms and the need to maintain a balance of farm land and our natural resources.

Tim’s roots in the community extend to his childhood. I was a friend of Tim’s parents, Bonnie and Jean. Bonnie was a teacher at Oak Harbor High School and Jean worked at the Navy Exchange. I went to the Elks RV Club’s meeting with his parents frequently, and we spent many trips and outings together. Knowing the character of Tim’s parents and the values they taught him, I am confident to say Tim is our best candidate for the State House of Representatives.

As our State Representative, Tim’s well rounded experience in education, agriculture, and leadership will help us solve our problems. He has the ability to overcome adversity and hardships which is a skill that he learned on the farms, and he learned from teaching the ability to communicate and mediate with friends and strangers alike. Tim Knue will be an effective leader, and he will have old fashioned common sense solutions, and the convictions of a qualified leader.

Please support this worthy candidate with your vote.

Doris Dykers

Oak Harbor

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