San Juan County is fortunate in the three candidates to be considered from Orcas when voting in the primary on Feb. 2. All are good people who are genuinely concerned about and have contributed significantly to our island community.
After much thought, the Orcas candidate that I will be voting for is Greg Ayers. I believe that he is uniquely qualified to serve on the council at this time of stress and change for our county community and government.
He has the ability and desire to absorb and digest the many layered and confusing national, state and local rules and regulations that effect our county government and each of us individually.
Then, most importantly, he is able to discern new and realistic ways to work within the morass of regulation that exists to improve the financial health of our county, the focus, quality and efficiency of government, support and encourage island based jobs and businesses, and protect the islands’ environment and way of life.
Greg has much experience in working respectfully and successfully with others to discern common goals and then find pragmatic ways to make those goals reality.
All of us, old timers and newer islanders, hold these islands dear. This is an important primary and election. Please consider Greg Ayers. I think he is the person who can best find new and practical ways to deal with the needs and issues important to us all.