Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Homola beats recession

To the editor:

I am writing to urge South Whidbey voters to check the box for Angie Homola for a second term for commissioner from District 2 (voted on by all Island County citizens).

She took office in a truly monster recession that crippled county income from development yet skillfully juggled opposing needs and interests to create a budget that honored minimal needs of both vital government mandates and vital county services. She expanded veteran help 10-fold, created mechanisms for cleaner water, open space and public parks within lean constraints.

She helped get commissioner sessions broadcast for more transparency and has simplified many regulations.

She is a phenomenally hard worker and, despite some mean-spirited, even threatening attacks aimed at her family and residence in the Oak Harbor area, some abusive online attacks, and unfounded charges and slurs on her Navy husband’s record by opponents, she stays positive and genuinely looks beyond these to taking on many challenges in her next term to sharpen government functioning and to benefit our islands’ future.

Give her your vote!

Mark Wahl

Langley

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