Rick Hughes should be re-elected to county council. He is through and through an islander, and I believe he will balance his decisions on the big picture. That includes growth and management. It is easy to rush to “change will cure all our issues.” It is best to work with the known and continue to stay involved, ask, monitor and make your position known. Rick’s life is Orcas Island — more so than his opponent. He will do the best for all here.