I am proud to endorse Charlotte Garrido’s re-election as Kitsap County commissioner.
As a longtime area resident and journalist, I’ve watched elected officials at every level of government. I know of none more dedicated or productive than Charlotte.
During her two terms in office, Charlotte has been an able steward of our tax dollars. She knows how to balance our budgets, reining in expenses during tough economic times while maintaining services vital to the health of our community.
Charlotte is a staunch promoter of local business growth and employment opportunities. She has worked to create an environment that fosters economic vitality, including expanded opportunities for job training and education.
She has been a leader in creating the tools we need to provide the right balance between development and protection of our natural resources.
One of my favorite things about Charlotte is the level of respect she shows for the residents of Kitsap County. She actively listens to constituents and works to address our needs through good policy. She’s been a great advocate for us regionally; whether working toward better transportation systems, local university options or international trade.
Charlotte brings a breadth of experience to the job that is invaluable: educator, business woman, community services advocate and urban planner. I have never known a harder worker or one more dedicated to providing a great quality of life for us all.
Charlotte Garrido represents the best in local governance. I urge you to join me in re-electing her.