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Meet-and-greet for candidate Jim Henry Sept. 14 | City Council, Position 7
POULSBO — Get to know where Poulsbo City Councilman Jim Henry is on the issues Saturday, 2-4 p.m., at a meet-and-greet hosted by Kent and Connie Lord.
The meet-and-greet will be in the Lord home, 18738 Ness Place, Poulsbo, off Hostmark Street.
“It’s an opportunity to talk to Jim about his plans for his next four years,” said Connie Lord, a member of the City Council. Cookies and coffee will be served.
Henry and librarian Melody Sky Eisler are running for City Council Position 7 in the Nov. 5 general election. Henry, a retired Navy chief warrant officer, served on the Planning Commission from 1992 until 2000, when he was appointed to a City Council vacancy. He won election in 2001 to complete the term and was elected to a full term in 2003. He was defeated for reelection by Becky Erickson in 2007, then returned to the council in 2009 when he narrowly defeated incumbent Kim Crowder.
“He has so much experience, so much understanding,” Lord said of Henry. “He’s an honorable man and he’s served well. He is exceedingly reluctant at any time to raise taxes of any sort; he’s cautious and very protective of the citizen’s tax money, and he’s been the lone wolf on some votes. He’s always taken the stand of protecting property rights, but he’s very protective of the environment and gets what we need to do to protect Liberty Bay.”
As a council member, Henry is a liaison between the city and the Suquamish Tribe, and is active with the Suquamish Warriors veterans group.