Ward, Blossom enter race for council

Two more islanders added their name to the Bainbridge Island City Council contest.

David Ward, chair of the Utility Advisory Committee, filed to run for the Central Ward seat on Wednesday. Ward will face island developer John Green who filed on Tuesday.

Ward said he wants to see the city-owned water utility transferred to the Kitsap Public Utility District, a reorganized storm water utility and a focus on fixing city roads.

"City Council should legislate a semi-contract operation that supplies service at reduced rates with no increase in taxes," said Ward in a press release. "All of this can be accomplished while improving our priorities for a healthy Puget Sound, neighborhoods and low impact business."

Sarah Blossom, a fourth generation islander, filed for the South Ward seat and will run against Robert Dashiell who filed to run on Tuesday.

The Blossom family has owned and operated many properties on the island, including the Lynwood Commons mixed-use complex that was later sold to islander Bill Nelson, and the South Bainbridge Water System.

Blossom currently manages the complex.

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