Deets displays fresh and solid thinking | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

When Joe Deets shared he was planning to run for Bainbridge Island City Council, I was on board immediately.

Like most candidates for city council, Joe supports policies that protect the environment, address affordability and transportation, and recognize the deterioration in public trust in government.

What makes Joe stand out for me is his willingness to spend time investigating an issue and coming up with solutions to these challenges that are practical, economically sound, positive and ethical.

I’ve experienced Joe’s approach first hand, as I’ve happily collaborated with him on successful community energy efficiency and solar projects over the years. Recently we ran into each other at the T&C where he was just coming off the end of a multiple-day hike with his family. He took the time to stop and share what he’s been learning by knocking on doors, wanted to know what I thought, and shared some ideas that proved to me once again that Joe will be addressing deeply rooted problems with fresh, solid thinking.

I’m not sure, but though I’ve lived here since nearly the inception of city government — my husband and I moved to Bainbridge in 1992 — this may be the first letter I’ve ever written to the editor to support a candidate for council. That should tell you a lot.

Joe is modest about his achievements, passionate about his commitment, all while maintaining a high level of professionalism and financial practicality. When you vote this Nov. 7, I encourage you to support Joe Deets.

KATHLEEN O’BRIEN

Bainbridge Island

More in Letters to the Editor

We’re voting ‘yes’ for schools, community | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My family, like many others, moved to the Island… Continue reading

BHS alums support the new capital levy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We are the proud products of the Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Vote to keep BHS as a state-of-the-art school | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Our two children will graduate from Bainbridge High School… Continue reading

KidsUp Playground needs your support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thank you to the Review and editor Brian Kelly… Continue reading

Mini Golf Masters helps early learners | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As the final hole-in-one remains just a memory, I… Continue reading

Let’s implore Congress to reauthorize VAWA | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thanks for printing Laura Finley’s informative article about the… Continue reading

Five secrets to success for city’s next tax levy | Letter to the editor

Here’s what it would take for me to vote “yes” on a… Continue reading

Let’s listen to the warnings of scientists | Letter to the editor

To the editor: When my parents were born, and even in the… Continue reading

A few simple fixes may improve roads | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If Winslow Way was turned into a one-way street… Continue reading

Affordable homes could be part of plan | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Recently another reader suggested creating a parking garage to… Continue reading

Your donations can help immigrants | Letter to the editor

To the editor: This year, One Call For All is spotlighting Kitsap… Continue reading

Artists grateful for community support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Gregg and I would like to thank the community… Continue reading