LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Unfounded lies hit Lauderdale
August 21, 2012 · Updated 2:20 PM
To the editor:
I am in strong supporter of Jeff Lauderdale for District 1 Commissioner of Island County. Not only does his education (B.S. engineering), continuing education (nuclear engineering) and professional history in the United States Navy impress me, Lauderdale has now distinguished himself as a true gentleman and ethical politician.
I am referring to the frequent slams he has endured with regards to his military service. He has withstood shameful attacks on his service history. Price Johnson supporters have claimed that his service record is fraudulent, his awards without basis, and his ability to handle multi-billion dollar projects a fraud. They insist that Lauderdale’s brilliant service in the Navy is a sham and his awards are fraudulent.
The unfounded lies of the Price Johnson entourage are being ignored by Whidbey Islanders. During this barrage, Lauderdale has presented the original documents of his awards in a public forum and has kept his head high and his integrity intact.
Integrity, honesty, engineering and budgetary awards, service to his country, and going into harm’s way so that the rest of us can have an open and free government is why I am voting for Jeff Lauderdale.