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To the editor:

We are writing to express our support for Dee McComb and endorse her candidacy to represent the city’s South Ward.

We’ve known Dee and her family and been neighbors for more than 30 years. Our children grew up together. Over the years she has been very involved in the community, ranging from being active in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth programs, to arts and cultural activities, to her leadership in helping the Bainbridge Island Rowing Club grow from a small local organization to a group with a national presence. Professionally, she has been involved in the escrow business both locally and across the country and has served the industry’s professional association in several capacities, including a term as its national president.

We know Dee to be a pragmatic, independent thinker, not beholden to any interest group. Because of her community and professional involvement, we believe she has a unique perspective related to several issues currently facing the city council. As a regular user of the city’s pier and dock at Waterfront Park, she, more than any other candidate, has a feel for what is needed to make the facility safe and functional for the people who actually use it.

The real estate market is one of the most important factors in the island’s local economy and lifestyle. It affects every aspect of our lives, from education, to parks, to basic city services, to products and services we use every day. Working with buyers, sellers, agents, appraisers and others involved in the real estate process, she has hands-on experience dealing with key issues facing Bainbridge Island and has intimate knowledge of how other communities are dealing with similar challenges.

Dee will bring her knowledge and experience to help the City Council make decisions that are based on experience and common sense, not a personal agenda, to do what is right for the island as a whole.

We urge our fellow islanders to join us in voting for Dee McComb.

BARB DEWITT AND KEN DEWITT

Bainbridge Island

 

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