To the editor:
On Aug. 7, the date of our primary election, voters will select two candidates for Island County Commissioner, District 1, to move on to the Nov. 6 general election. My choice in both the primary and the general election is clear: Helen Price Johnson.
Helen’s record as Island County Commissioner demonstrates practical results. In this time of severe reduction of county revenues, she worked with the other commissioners to reduce county government spending by 20 percent in order to balance the budget. She froze her own salary and reduced her own health benefits. Meanwhile, to help the local economy, Helen promoted tourism and agriculture in Island County. Her dedication to local concerns created improvements at the fairgrounds, ferry parking areas, trails and parks. Helen continues to advocate at the state and federal levels for funding to maintain health and human services.
I encourage voters to re-elect Commissioner Helen Price Johnson so that she can continue her energetic leadership for Island County.