Doesn't support Moriwaki as Bauer's successor
January 28, 2011 · 4:27 PM
Published newspaper accounts and press releases report five Democratic candidates vie for retiring Kitsap North Commissioner Steve Bauer’s position. One of these candidates is Mr. C. Moriwaki of Bainbridge Island, a long-standing activist lobbyist for his special-interest agenda and $9 million Bainbridge monument.
During Mr. Moriwaki’s lobbyist-campaign, he secured vast sums of public monies, public-employee support and special access from COBI, Kitsap County, Olympia and D.C. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Moriwaki, a simple Google search will flesh out lobbying details.
The Washington Constitution places the final selection of Commissioner Bauer’s replacement with Kitsap County-elected Democratic Precinct Committee officers. However, the 240,000 citizens — the Democrat, Republican, Independent and non-political of Kitsap County — deserve an interim commissioner without ties of conflict or favoritism.
Kitsap’s 2010 November elections reveal a clarion call for fair leadership. An incontrovertible fact: character counts.
James M. Olsen
Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island