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A candidate islanders need on City Council | Letters | Oct. 28

We need Melanie Keenan on the City Council. No one in and around City Hall during the past few years has shown more courage, objectivity, principles, honest and understanding of challenges we face that threaten our environment, citizenship, healthy living and quality of life.

Keenan has shown that she does her homework, when others do not or do not understand it. She’s a tireless, indefatigable and bright mother, scientist, researcher, farming supporter, patient listener and caring community member. We need her thoroughness, common sense, clarity, vision and humor. We are grateful and fortunate that Keenan has again offered herself as a candidate to serve us on Council. Now it is time to elect her.

And with her, elect Steve Bonkowski, Dave Ward and long-time islander, Sarah Blossom.

And let’s see how the state aquatics land laws and a Port of Bainbridge Island would benefit Island living. If Kingston, Poulsbo, Indianola, Eglon, Enetai, Port Orchard and others can enjoy the benefits of a port district, why shouldn’t an island?

Thanks to all who run for office and care about our home community. We need differing perspectives, talents, town meetings, BITV – rain and fresh air.

Gerald Elfendahl

Bainbridge Island

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