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Tollefson has been a dedicated leader | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor:

As a community, we are fortunate to have someone of Val Tollefson’s caliber and character running for city council. Growing up on the island, I spent my formative years with the Tollefson family.

I can tell you from experience that Val Tollefson is a trustworthy and highly capable individual. Val’s dedication to his family, work and community is admirable and speaks to his personal and professional strengths. He values perseverance, hard work and clear communication.

I have always admired his ability to set goals and achieve them.  Whether it be climbing Mount Rainer with his two daughters or providing pro-bono legal support.

Val’s public service record speaks for itself. He has dedicated countless hours to Bainbridge Island nonprofits and service groups. I appreciate Val’s tireless efforts to preserve open space for generations to come. My family regularly enjoys Pritchard park, the new Hilltop park as well as the services of our incredible public library — all organizations that Val Tollefson has dedicated his time and leadership to.

As a shoreline property owner I want fair and thoughtful implementation of the Shoreline Master Program. Tollefson, Roth and Townsend have agreed to do this if elected to city council.

I applaud Val’s desire to bring his years of experience as a trial lawyer and mediator to serve the people of Bainbridge Island.

Please join me in voting for Val Tollefson on Nov. 5 for city council.

PAULINE SIMON

Crystal Springs

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