Letters to the Editor

Supports Gelder for county commissioner

Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder’s performance has proven this last year that the voters were right in recognizing in him the level-headed, intelligent, experienced approach we need for good governance in our county.

We’ve been in capable hands as he has responded to the challenge of working to administer the limited resources of Kitsap County while ensuring that essential services are healthy, responding to and juggling the variety of needs and desires of its residents, and fulfilling his sworn duty to uphold state and national laws. We need people like him in our government.

Before being elected, Commissioner Gelder had a substantial history of working with and for the residents of this county. Through both civic and service forums, he led efforts to address issues ranging from health care to fiscal responsibility, and to protecting the rights of property owners while being responsive to the concerns of the non-property-owning majority.

A long-time Kitsap County resident, property owner and civic leader, he has developed a keen awareness of the abilities, hopes, needs and frustrations of a wide range of our citizenry, and has proved himself both an able respondent and respected leader. The arc of his life as revealed through educational attainment, career performance, and evidence of a strong sense of personal responsibility, integrity and service, has served him, and now us, well.

Robert Gelder is certainly the man who has earned my vote for county commissioner.

Robert D. Brown


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