Support for Watson | Letters

We are going to vote for Bill Watson for the San Juan County Council in the upcoming election. We have known Bill for the past five years and have found him always to be sincere, interested and informed about county affairs. We have seen him attending various meetings as he has worked to deepen his understanding of local issues and local politics. We are delighted that he has thrown his hat into the ring. We like his values, especially with respect to land use and environmental protection and improvement. He thinks that good environmental values lead to responsible economic development. Such views are parallel to ours. We strongly support Bill Watson for San Juan County Council, District 1.

Val and Leslie Veirs

San Juan Island

I am voting for Bill Watson for county council. Why? Because he is the one candidate that I have confidence in to prioritize addressing our most important needs in San Juan County. He will be fair when dealing with land use issues, without sacrificing that which is most precious to us – our beautiful environment. If we lose that, one compromise at a time, we have lost it forever.

Bill is also focused on our most pressing community need – the lack of affordable housing. He will put words into real action so that our county government will finally be leading us to find solutions. As councilor, Bill will be keen to encourage creative and innovative ways to stimulate the growth of a more balanced local economy. I trust Bill to be fair, even-handed and transparent in his work as county councilor, and, yet, not shy away from making tough decisions when needed. I am enthusiastically casting my vote for Bill Watson for council, Dist. 1.

Ian Van Gelder