Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help keep local businesses healthy and going strong

Editor, I support a healthy and vibrant business and residential community on Whidbey Island. My concern is that the squeaky wheel continues to get oiled… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Letter: Candidate takes issue with ‘anti-Navy’ label

Editor, I rarely respond to letters to the editors, but calling me anti-Navy is one issue I take quite personally. I am a Navy daughter.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: St. Clair would bring honesty, integrity to job

Editor, Rick Hannold: keep your lies out of our mailbox. Your recent mailer is unbecoming of a sitting Island County commissioner. It contains lies and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: Longtime lawyer supports Lane Campbell for sheriff

Editor, We have been very fortunate to have experienced the leadership and professionalism of Island County Sheriff Mark Brown during the last several years; but,… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: It’s time to expose the system of ‘good old boys’

Editor, This is my response to the “Sound Off” written by Greg Banks and published on Oct. 31, 2018. Well, if you ever wanted to… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Letter: St. Clair has no so-called ‘special interest’ stakes

Editor, I read with great interest Lee Rebman’s letter to the Editor in the Oct. 23 South Whidbey Record concerning the campaign contributions for Janet… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Rick Hannold is superior to opponent, St. Clair

Editor, Island County was hit with two problems when the economy tanked in 2008. One was the loss of revenue for the sheriff’s department and… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Please vote to restore our governmental function

Editor, According to the filmmaker Michael Moore, our largest “political party” is not Democrats or Republicans but non-voters — over 100 million strong. To me,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Lane Campbell should be our next sheriff

Editor, I was a reserve police officer with Seattle Police Department for 41 years and a reserve deputy with Island County for three years, amassing… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: We need Janet St. Clair’s voice on commission

Editor, We have crossed “party lines” to support Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner. It’s time that Camano had a resident islander at the… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Vote Hannold out of office

Editor, I was astounded to read Rick Hannold’s statement in the Voters’ Pamphlet that he “has become known for working to keep taxes and fees… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018

Letter: Department of Defense is using D.C. ‘double-speak’

Editor, The Department of Defense is speaking in Washington, D.C. double-speak. Let’s be clear, expansion means more and reduction means less. But the Department of… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Vote no on I-1634; don’t give corporations power

Editor, Regarding Initiative 1634, you stated in your editorial that the decision about what to put into our bodies should be our own. There is… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: WSF needs to hear feedback

Editor, What prevents Washington State Ferries from issuing a monthly pass for residents of the island? What prevents WSF from allowing island residents from early… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: St. Clair would lead in a fair, balanced way

Editor, In a few days the ballots for our November election will arrive in your mailbox. I am writing to express my strong support for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Letter: Kept fish pens away from Whidbey, helped save IT

Editor, I am writing to endorse Rick Hannold. He has been our county commissioner for the past four years. Here are just a few of… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Don’t support candidate backed by special interests

Editor, For starters, Janet St. Clair is a carpetbagger with a professionally run and managed political consultant organization out of Seattle. I always believe in… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Votes yes to put a price on carbon, help environment

Editor, Thank you for your recent shout-out regarding Initiative 1631 and efforts by the Whidbey chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby to pass it (9/21, “Climate… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: Hannold takes credit for things he didn’t do

Editor, We expect elected officials to be truthful and to exercise a strong work ethic guided by integrity and honesty. Taking credit for the work… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018

Letter: County sheriff: Vote ‘no’ on I-940, I-1639

Editor, With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, I want to offer insights as to the impacts Initiative 940 and Initiative 1639 will… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2018