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Don’t vote for the PAC candidates | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor:

In the November election we have three superb candidates for city council in Val Tollefson, Wayne Roth and Roger Townsend. All three with relevant careers, a history of volunteerism and “giving back” to their community. Their successes demonstrate much needed problem solving skills & proven ability to work well with others & build consensus.

On the other hand, we have the Gary Tripp (Mr. Negative) endorsed and PAC-supported candidates. Arlene Buetow, current chair of the Utility Advisory Committee — perhaps the most dysfunctional committee on our Island — with high turnover and a continued inability to understand the Washington State Open Public Meetings Act.

Dick Haugan and Dee McComb, both of whom have made opposition to the SMP a centerpiece of their campaigns while revealing precious little understanding of its real contents — or the ability to recognize the nonsense spread by its detractors.

Please join me in voting for Val Tollefson, Wayne Roth and Roger Townsend. We are fortunate to have three such fine candidates for city council.

MIKE LEWARS

Bainbridge Island

 

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