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Home » Archives » August 2006 » Where Are The County Council Candidates?

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08/03/2006: "Where Are The County Council Candidates?"


Letter to the Editor

For those that follow county governance issues, I'm sure many are disappointed that three of the four council positions will be uncontested this November. I, for one, am quite pleased at the caliber of candidates that HAVE stepped forward.

Incumbent Bob Mhyr has chosen to continue to serve, despite the reduced salary set by the Salary Commission called for by the new Charter.
Gene Knapp, Rich Peterson, Albert Hall and Howie Rosenfeld are all bright, thoughtful men of varied backgrounds and political philosophies with proven abilities. They all care about the future of our community.

Naysayers predicted that such a strong field of candidates wouldn't be possible with the reduced compensation now mandated by the Charter. Uncertainty about the courthouse dynamics and work loads of the expanded six-person Council undoubtedly discouraged potential candidates as well.

I'm confident that these men (where are the women candidates?) will serve us well. Let them know how you feel about the issues we face.

David Bayley
Roche Harbor


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