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Dean still isn't listening | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

Winston Churchill once said, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

These words ring true today. Today, vicious lies and attacks are emanating from John Dean's camp to make Kelly Emerson appear possessed by the devil himself.

These lies are obviously devoid of any fact. Kelly's opponent is desperate, and stops at nothing to retain his seat on the board of Island County commissioners.

Let us re-examine some of John Dean's record during his tenure.

Did he listen to the citizens impacted by the arbitrary APZ expansion?

Did he engage in critical thinking, and do an in-depth analysis on the proposed mandatory septic system inspection program before he voted for its implementation?

Did he listen to the citizens impacted by the mandatory septic system inspection program?

Did he listen to his constituents concerning county budget?

Did he listen to his constituents before proceeding forward on a new clean water utility tax district?

Is he listening to us now?

The answer to every question above is, NO.

However, we must give credit to Kelly's opponent for adding a new $5 fee for land conservation, raising the current expense, conservation futures, and road levies one percent, plus banked capacity. When that was not enough, he put forth Proposition 1, then held out his hand for those tax dollars to pour in. His spend thrift practices allowed a rapid, $4.5 million depletion in reserve funds.

John Dean, here is a news flash for you. Kelly Emerson shall replace you in November. Why? Because Kelly is, the better candidate and we cannot afford another four years of your tax-and-spend agenda.

Here are some parting words of wisdom for Kelly Emerson's opponent: "Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Winston Churchill

Kenneth J. Wolf

Coupeville

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