Letter: Don’t support candidate backed by special interests


For starters, Janet St. Clair is a carpetbagger with a professionally run and managed political consultant organization out of Seattle.

I always believe in following the money to find out where a candidate’s true interests lie. Per the State of Washington Public Disclosure Commission, the St. Clair campaign received a large percentage of her campaign contributions from Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and other contributors outside of Island County.

So far, she has raised in excess of $88,000.

St. Clair is bought and paid for by special interests. These special interests have little to no knowledge of Island County issues and don’t care about our islands or our community.

St. Clair appears to want our community to be like Seattle.

Don’t be fooled by her boilerplate political stump speech which sounds nice but means nothing. If you want to become Seattle with all their crime, homeless issues, overcrowding, etc., she is your candidate. If you want Seattle politics in Island County, she is your candidate. But if you want to keep your quality of life in our islands, the only candidate is Richard “Rick” Hannold.

Rick has many decades in our county and an incredible knowledge of local issues. He understands that we, the people, are concerned with our safety, roads, land use and other local issues that affect us and he can have a direct impact on.

Rick is one elected representative that you can walk into his office and speak directly with him. He is very approachable and open minded. He listens to any rational argument on any issue involving the county.

It’s vital that we, the people, vote our values and that is why I will be voting for Rick Hannold for Island County commissioner this November. He is an effective advocate for Island County and not beholden to special interests outside our community.

Lee Rebman


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