Korrow is bold, intelligent, and a true leader

Editor,

This is my first personal letter to the editor that I have submitted in the last 15 years. There was a time I shared my opinion frequently, then I took a position in the community where I served as a spokesperson for a nonprofit. I always felt while I was the face of Good Cheer my opinion may offend someone and have a negative impact on the non-profit in which I was serving. One of the perks in retiring is that I now have the freedom to speak from the heart about matters that don’t sit well with me.

As I read Saturday’s letters to the editor I was surprised and disappointed to see a letter to the editor from Mayor Tim Callison with the headline “The current council is great, lets keep it that way.” In reading the contents of the letter it appears the headline was misleading, which is unfortunate.

Burt Beusch was appointed to position 1 in June of this year. I was a bit surprised at the time as Christy Korrow, who also submitted her name into the running, wasn’t chosen. I have personally worked with Korrow as her leadership brought together four strongly opinionated women in finding common ground and putting together a highly successful fundraising event.

I have closely followed Korrow’s work in developing a permanently affordable subdivision under Langley’s affordable and innovative housing ordinance. This is a critical issue which needs addressing and Korrow took a leadership role in working with the city in identifying possibilities. She then carried her experience forward as chairwoman of the planning advisory board where she gained familiarity with Langley’s code, comprehensive plan, zoning, and the sewer and water systems.

Korrow has been endorsed by South Whidbey Record and by community members who have helped to make Langley what it is today such as Rene Neff, Jim Sundberg, Lynn Hayes, Nancy Nordhoff, Clyde Monma and Mark Wahl just to name a few. There is no match in comparing Beusch and Korrow’s history of civic engagement.

The quality I appreciate the most is how Korrow listens and works towards solutions. She has proven by her actions how much she cares about her community. She didn’t win the race when determined by appointment, so it is Langley’s opportunity to have her win the race in an election.

KATHY MCCABE

Langley

Editor’s note: The referenced letter from the mayor contained an inaccurate headline. The mayor has not endorsed any of the candidates for city council.

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Whidbey Habitat for Humanity grateful for all its supporters

Editor, Thank you to our supporters. It has never been more important… Continue reading

Letter: What are Trump’s supporters thinking?

Editor, And speaking of MAGA hats in Langley and elsewhere, it is… Continue reading

Letter: ‘Liberal’ is not a dirty word, despite what Commissioner Hannold said

Editor, It is ironic and disturbing that Commissioner Hannold, in his quest… Continue reading

Letter: Hannold needs to stop dividing those he is representing

Editor, Rick Hannold. A public servant and commissioner. Went to a planning… Continue reading

Letter: Quick, professional EMTs save life after a blood clot emergency

Editor, I would like to thank the local EMTs who helped save… Continue reading

Letter: Commentary on MSNBC’s Morning Joe hit nail on head

Editor, In response to commentary by Donny Deutsch and Mika Brzezinski on… Continue reading

Letter: License plates helping make Admiralty lighthouse a big draw

Editor, There are over 3,500 people cruising around our state with a… Continue reading

Letter: Vote yes to keep parks funded

Editor, On the Aug. 7 ballot South Whidbey voters are being asked… Continue reading

Letter: President Trump has plenty in common with ‘Tricky Dick’ Nixon

Editor, Who were Tricky Dick and Don, the Lying Con? This will… Continue reading

Letter: The county needs stricter rules on fire prevention to prevent danger

Editor, I am concerned about the fire hazard on South Whidbey. Did… Continue reading

Letter: Vote for Rita Latsinova for seat on state’s Court of Appeals

Editor, There is one outstanding candidate running for the Court of Appeals.… Continue reading

Letter: Vote for candidate Dave Paul for state House is a vote for integrity

Editor, Are you feeling we need some political relief — some integrity… Continue reading