There are truly not enough words to express our gratitude to the many supporters who contributed so generously to the Kathleen Sutton Fund’s 12th annual auction on Oct. 4. It was a beautiful day in Port Gamble at the Pavilion that more than 250 guests attended this great event.
The Poulsbo Lions Club is pleased to partner with the Poulsbo Library and offer free vision screening for children, teens, and adults. The next two screenings will take place on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Potential and current liveaboard tenants are taxpaying residents and merchants of Poulsbo. They contribute greatly to the community and are capable of finding a place to park their car in the existing permitted areas.
Enough is enough! Regarding the stormwater rate increase (page A1, Oct. 17 Herald), I am flabbergasted that the city suggests a 53 percent increase next month.
Claire Bradley will make a bad judge. She recently conspired with her campaign manager Matt Clucas to reduce the charges for that attorney’s client, Marcus G. Croman. Croman was driving with a suspended license for unpaid child support, when he struck two people walking from the casino. He left the scene and was arrested at home.
I am voting for Russ Hauge and I hope you will join me. For the past 19 years, he has been exemplary as our county prosecutor. Those who know him best professionally are his legal peers in the Kitsap County Bar Association (KCBA). In KCBA’s recent poll of candidates, Russ far outdistanced his opponent in the “highly qualified” and “preferred candidate” categories.
I have had the privilege of working side-by-side with Paul Andrews in Kitsap County for seven years. Paul is running for county assessor, and he is the best choice because of his knowledge, vision, and commitment to Kitsap County.
Paul Andrews is the clear choice for assessor. We have an opportunity to elect a 19-year Kitsap County resident who has truly worked for us. Paul is endorsed by the current assessor and he knows the job.
In recent candidate profiles and debates, we’ve heard the terms balance, single-minded, and debate. Some feel members of the Board of Commissioners unanimously agree on everything. I suppose it’s easy to get that impression if you’ve never attended any of the work-study sessions of the board. Unanimity is not a given.
Although we have contributed to the campaign of her challenger, Ed Wolfe, in recognition of his respect and support of the government-to-government relationship between the Tribe and the County, we feel that Linda Streissguth aligns more with the Suquamish Tribe’s values and vision.
Kitsap, we have a problem. Last week on page A4 of the Herald, there is a letter attacking Ed Wolfe for opposing Title V. The letter asserts Wolfe is “opposed to imaginary issues.” In the same paper, on page A11 is a lengthy article with the headline “Title V: Back to the drawing board.”
Debbie Vancil may believe (“Supports Streissguth for County Commission,” page A5, Oct. 17 Herald) that a system where those in office get to pick a replacement county commissioner will result in getting the best, as is the game played by the Courthouse Club. I do not.
13 percent may sound minimal to the City Council, however, it is not minimal to seniors on a fixed income or to low-income residents.
Regarding Initiative I-594: Kitsap County Prosecutor Russell Hauge advocates for the initiative’s passage on television. Yet according to the Central Kitsap Reporter, Sept. 16, 2010, it gets difficult to trust Mr. Hauge, as he has pursued legal action against the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, repeatedly attempting to shut down that business.
As a mother, grandmother and person of faith, I am voting for I-594 for expanded background checks for gun purchases and transfers in Washington. I urge others to do the same.
Which candidate for county commissioner will best serve the needs of Kitsap County? We now have Linda Streissguth, who stepped away from a six-figure job with Puget Sound Energy, bringing to public service decades of management-level experience on issues before our commissioners. Her skills are a valued component of the combined strengths our commissioners must bring to the table.
It’s a simple message: Why change when you’ve already got the best? Linda Streissguth is an excellent county commissioner who works collaboratively and effectively for change. Most importantly, she has everyday commitment and staying power to see things through. Her opponent doesn’t.
A recent letter to the editor penned by Mike Gustafson states, “Ed Wolfe strongly opposes Title V and may be able to convince one other commissioner of Title V’s insanity.” Two things are very troubling about this statement.
We urge the citizens of Kitsap County to vote for Claire Bradley for Department 1 of Kitsap County District Court.
I’ve known Paul Andrews for just shy of 20 years and can say without a doubt this is the person who would bring competency and energy to the office of Kitsap County Assessor.