LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Price Johnson proves leadership
August 14, 2012 · Updated 2:36 PM
To the editor:
During my 20 years as a Whidbey Island resident, I have become increasingly concerned about preserving the quality of life in Island County while it moves ahead with responsible growth management. This year’s election for Island County commissioner is not about party affiliation but about selecting the best candidate to give Island County thoughtful and experienced leadership in these difficult times. I want to be sure the candidate I choose understands Island County, its people and our needs. When this happens we will be well represented.
Helen Price Johnson has a proven track record for re-election that reflects raising a family of four children on Whidbey, operating a family-owned business and serving in many community leadership positions including the board of directors for the South Whidbey School District.
As a county commissioner, she brings practical solutions to complex problems. For example, her work led to strengthening county emergency management services, restoring programs to ensure safe and plentiful drinking water, reducing county spending by restructuring departments, streamlining programs to benefit veterans and senior services and re-organizing ferry advisory committees to advocate increased state support for our marine highways.
Helen Price Johnson brings a long standing commitment to support the quality of life for all of us in Island County. She listens, and we will be faithfully represented by re-electing her as county commissioner.