To the editor:
For reasons unknown to me, The South Whidbey Record staff took it upon themselves to title my letter to the editor (printed Feb. 16), “Kwarsick set a fine standard.” These were not my words. In a Feb. 23 letter to the editor one Mr. W. Getz took strong exception to that title.
Let me clarify. It appears evident that Larry Kwarsick committed a crime by breaking his oath of office when he falsified documents to assist a family member in obtaining a building permit. This is not “the fine standard” that is acceptable in our mayor.
Certainly regrettable, this does not discount the accomplishments of Mr. Kwarsick during his long tenure as a public servant. Island County and our community have benefitted from his many years of dedication and hard work.
Larry paid dearly for his transgression. He has forfeited his position as mayor, can never again hold a public office and has spent two weeks behind bars. He has “done his time.”
I see no need or benefit to continue to vilify Mr. Kwarsick. So for the health and wellbeing of our community, let’s stop the name calling, start the healing and move forward.