In a time of cynicism about our politicians, it’s refreshing to have the opportunity to re-elect a true leader: Rob Gelder, the District 1 Kitsap County commissioner.
Rob has worked tirelessly to ensure that the county spends wisely and efficiently, targeting the right priorities and tightening the belts that are a little loose around the waist. He has led efforts to work with other jurisdictions to find ways to save money by sharing services and equipment with other government units. He has advocated smarter, leaner and more responsive government.
Rob has been an effective facilitator of constructive discussions about the future of Port Gamble open spaces and shorelines, a valuable community asset. Numerous competing interests — each with their own agendas — have made reaching agreement difficult, but Rob has been a steady, insistent voice advocating for the community. These efforts are starting to pay off. Forward momentum is building around creative but fiscally responsible solutions that will preserve and improve the quality of life in North Kitsap.
Rob listens, really listens, to the concerns of the people of Poulsbo, Kingston and all Kitsap communities. And then he follows up with action. This is leadership. Let’s keep Rob on the job.