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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Homola is the one
To the editor:
I have observed Commissioner Angie Homola for over 10 years as a family friend and through mutual support of community activities. Based on this experience, perhaps some insight into Angie’s remarkable qualities can be summarized using the letters of her name.
Attitude: A positive can-do approach to challenges. Every issue can be resolved by maintaining an open mind to all possible solutions and believe in a compromise that can produce success. Motivations and reasoning for decisions should be “open books,” not closed-door, closed-chamber actions.
Navy: Successful Navy wife’s pilot, mother with understanding of unique challenges of service family’s life. First Navy wife to represent Whidbey in base closure decisions in Pentagon/Congress. Appreciates the tremendous importance of Navy activities on Whidbey’s civilian and military population.
Gregarious: Her social skills sparkle when expressing herself. Listening and appreciating others’ viewpoints are essential for good decisions. Social success is critical to obtain public support for political decisions.
Integrity: Basic principle: Public service should maintain and/or enhance the quality of life for Whidbey’s population and preserve that quality for future generations.
Education and Energy: Both are extremely important whenever political decisions are made by only three individuals. Her professional architecture education is a natural “fit” for responding to the engineering technologies of land use and development. Over 30 years I have observed county commissioners, none have devoted more time to their job than Angie. Concerning Island County issues, your time is her time.
I hope this view of Angie helps your voting decision. I am proud to vote for her to continue having the best looking out for Whidbey.