Nassar has my support for city council | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Rasham Nassar is running for city council, and that is good for our island.

I first met Rasham when the present city council was debating the pros and cons of moving ahead with the Suzuki affordable housing development. Rasham’s calm and strong demeanor, her eloquence, and her interesting and innovative ideas caught people’s attention.

During the following year, many active citizens urged Rasham to step up and run against an incumbent for city council. In her, we found our next generation of leaders. She came to Bainbridge Island when she met her husband, who grew up here and brought her to his home. Together, they have figured out how to live affordably, and sustainably. She has a 1-year-old son, and that child will be here at the turn of the next century. What kind of island will he live on? That question informs Rasham’s vision.

When making decisions about affordable housing and our increasing tax burden, who better to make them than a person who is living here affordably? When making decisions to implement our comprehensive plan, who better to make them than a person who has a stake far into our future? When asked to stand up to conflicting pressure from developers and special interests, who better than the strongest advocate, the calmest thinker and the most articulate candidate on the scene?

Watch for the name Rasham Nassar and pay attention. Log onto rasham4citycouncil.com.

MARY CLARE KERSTEN

Bainbridge Island

More in Letters to the Editor

Federal tax credit is needed for renters | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I appreciated the letter from Sharon Gilpin “Housing crisis… Continue reading

Dam removal helps our salmon and orcas | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The orca population here is dying. The southern resident… Continue reading

It’s not rude to speak out against idling cars | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the editor… Continue reading

Change not needed in city council position | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As we draw close to the election for city… Continue reading

Make a commitment to share our island | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Living on an island, physical boundaries can make close… Continue reading

It’s business as usual at Bargain Boutique | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Greetings from the island’s Bargain Boutique! Many of you… Continue reading

Practical solution for reducing our footprint | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In recent comments about increased carbon dioxide in the… Continue reading

Write, lobby, or call; help make the change | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Bobbie Moran is so right: “Let’s all work, young… Continue reading

Housing crisis calls out for different solutions | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Housing Kitsap financial picture is a sad one… Continue reading

Please mind your manners and MYOB | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The other day I was waiting in the ferry… Continue reading

Affordable housing must be preserved | Letter to the editor

To the editor: For anyone who has consumed any news in recent… Continue reading

Memorial Day is a time for gratitude | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I appreciate the cartoon commemorating our comrades who fell… Continue reading