Letter: Bacon served in, understands role of, military in community


I’m writing in support of Melanie Bacon for Island County commissioner, District 1. She is the one candidate who has worked closely with the commissioners, so knows the depth of their work and responsibilities. As human resources director for Island County for the past 10 years, Melanie is aware of issues throughout the county, including on both Whidbey and Camano.

She is also aware that commissioners have a near full time responsibility.

In addition to her positive approach to serving Island County citizenry, she acknowledges and respects all points of view in her decision making. She know the extent to which the commissioners have influence and decision-making powers and where their responsibility is limited.

Melanie is endorsed by the incumbent, Helen Price Johnson.

Melanie is also a creative person as indicated by her adjustment of the staffing resources of the county during the pandemic. She has written several novels and performed on stage in multiple roles in both North and South Whidbey theaters. She is able to use imagination and creativity in problem solving and teamwork.

Melanie served in the military and understands the role the military plays in our community.

I heartily support Melanie Bacon for county commissioner and encourage everyone to seek more information about her at the website and vote in the primary on Aug. 4.

Karen McInerney


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