LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Whidbey's Price Johnson is a consensus builder
July 9, 2008 · Updated 9:08 AM
To the editor:
It is particularly important the voters of Island County lend their support to Helen Price Johnson in the forthcoming election for county commissioner, District 1.
With the many challenges facing our community now and in the immediate future, it is clear we must elect leaders who are able to provide the leadership, organizational skills, ethical posture and deep experience needed to serve Island County in these increasingly turbulent times.
Helen is uniquely suited to face this challenge. Unlike other candidates, she is not only extremely well qualified for the core responsibilities of a country commissioner; but she is also the only candidate who inculcates a deep understanding and true empathy with all, and not just one or two of the disparate components of Island County society. Those who know her on a personal basis know she deeply feels the importance of reaching out to all parts of the community and invests heavily in finding ways to empower all of us. She is a consensus builder and an effective team worker in all things while being a strong advocate for measurable results.
Recent decades have brought about massive shifts in Island County’s demographics. The relatively simple dynamics of our community of just a few years ago no longer serve as a effective template for our political leaders. Today’s diversity in nearly all aspects of our county require leaders who not only recognize the complexities involved but also have demonstrated skill in working with them. Helen is arguably the only candidate that has consistently demonstrated her abilities in this critical regard.
Helen Price Johnson, through a lifetime of contributing to our community in a myriad of ways, has steadily grown to become what she is today, i.e. the best candidate for county commissioner.
We need and deserve only excellence in this important position and Helen is the only candidate that uncompromisingly fits that description.