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Community Events, October 2014
Jacks deserves commissioner job Editor, I want to thank Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan for the courage of his convictions and for his willingness to act on them. His endorsement of Karla Jacks reflects well on him, Karla Jacks and Island County. It is time for all islanders to move toward unity in an effort to build and sustain our community. Karla deserves his endorsement and our vote. She is a well-respected community member with the proven ability to lead, develop consensus, and make positive contributions for the benefit of youth, seniors, business and the environment.
Editor, Saturday, I was sorry to see the letter from former hard working county commissioner Mac McDowell. I have always respected his work for Island County. In his letter he states what he believes are Karla Jacks’ positions on Outlying Field and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Interestingly just Friday, I had several neighbors state the same concerns. Being a strong supporter of the base and OLF, I called her campaign and talked to her campaign manager, who stated Karla Jacks’ support for OLF and the base then directed me to her web site (jacksforcommissioner.org), which states the following:
Editor, There is a lot of misinformation about state Initiatives 594 and 591, both of which will be on our 2014 ballot. Purpose of I-594 The goal is to prevent criminals from purchasing guns. Nowhere in I-594 is there any language about the confiscation of guns. I-594 merely closes a loophole in the existing criminal background check system. Right now anyone who buys a gun from a licensed dealer in Washington has to go through a criminal background check.
Editor, Do you have a job in Island County, own a home, enjoy a variety of retail outlets, or just appreciate the stable local economy? If your answer is yes and you want them to remain economically safe you should be concerned with the County Commissioner’s race.