I got the following Email, food for thought today and agree with every word. It’s an open letter to all concerned citizens, from Amy, Rick Hannold’s wife.
Rick is a Republican Candidate for Island County Commissioner District 3:
“I have learned a lot in the past few weeks. If you know me just a little, I bet you’ve never heard me talk about politics until this month.
Just like many of you, I’ve been busy raising a family, earning a living, serving community – and doing what I can to help pay the mortgage and see my family through the tasks of everyday life.
But, also like many of you, I was raised with the greatest generation. My grandparents and other elders had families, businesses, farms, jobs and lives too. Unlike many adults today, these elders did something more—they got involved in the process known as government.
Some of them ran for office, others sought to make a difference regarding an issue that faced not only themselves, but their neighbors. Victory was not always theirs. However, even in loss at the moment, they accomplished a worthy goal. Their children saw them stepping up and I am one now following in their footsteps.
Last week, we were at a debate, in Stanwood. I knew by watching each of the 18 audience members arrive that they were for Mr. Vaughn, our current Interim Commissioner for District 3. That’s right; there were only about 18 people there, plus the spouses of the candidates, the moderator, an Island County Treasurer Candidate, and the woman who organized the evening. We sat in this big theater, no cameras, no apparent media present.
Long story short, I wish you could have been there.
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