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.
I am disappointed in how some people don’t seem to know about what is going on in our Congress, that House Speaker John Boehner doesn’t want to pass any important bills because he doesn’t want the responsibility. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t want any bills passed either. In fact, he said his main job was to make Obama miserable for eight years.
Retired captain James M. Olsen, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, my father, has been an outstanding role model of a dedicated citizen-sailor who served his country for 30 years. He demonstrated to me the importance of selfless public service combined with faithful dedication to his family, church and community. I believe he would serve as citizen-legislator with the same excellence and balance.
Action: Replace Linda Streissguth at the polls in the current election. Ed Wolfe strongly opposes Title V and may be able to convince one other commissioner of Title V’s insanity.
The citizens of Kitsap County have the opportunity to select my successor by casting their vote this November. I am proud of my service to the citizens of this county and have a strong interest in maintaining the excellent reputation of our bench. For that reason, I strongly urge you to vote for Claire Bradley.
I have recently retired after 17 years as a judge on the Washington State Court of Appeals. We heard criminal appeals from many Western Washington counties, including Kitsap County. Russ Hauge was the Kitsap prosecutor during my years on the bench.
I am concerned that Jack Hamilton, proponent of the candidacy of Ed Wolfe, does not know that Mr. Wolfe is a self-styled “moderate” who will be one of three votes on any issue before the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners (“Voting for leadership, not directorship,” page A4, Oct. 3 Herald).
Incumbent Kitsap County Commissioner Linda Streissguth and her opponent Ed Wolfe both seem so appealing it’s hard for voters to sort substance from charm. What sets Linda apart is her remarkable breadth and depth of hard-earned experience in solving the same kinds of land-use and strategic planning issues that face her now as county commissioner. It’s rare for a new commissioner to come to the job so thoroughly prepared.
I get a big kick out of Mr. James Olsen describing himself as a reform conservative. Gary Tripp, too, in his latest pronouncement called Mr. Olsen a reform conservative (“Supports Olsen for state House, position 2,” page A4, Oct. 3 Herald).
I am writing as a private citizen to support Drew Hansen in his re-election bid for state representative, 23rd Legislative District.
I am writing to endorse Ed Wolfe for Kitsap County Commission.
Reform conservative James M. Olsen’s 30-year U.S. Coast Guard experience gives him keen insights into the transportation issues facing Olympia and Kitsap.
I’m writing as a volunteer for the Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation regarding a Contra Dance and Silent Auction on Nov. 1, at the Sons of Norway Hall in downtown Poulsbo.