I am writing to support Joan White for County Clerk because of Joan’s outstanding personal performance. I work with court clerks in San Juan County and other jurisdictions daily and I have never seen another court clerk work as hard with the public and attorneys.
I am an attorney who has practiced law in this community for almost 20 years and have worked closely with Joan White throughout the years, first in her capacity as a deputy clerk and then as court clerk.
I am writing this letter to voice my opinion on the Sheriff’s race. I have served over 25 years in law enforcement and over 26 years in the military.
I’m writing this letter in support of Ron Krebs for San Juan County Sheriff. I attended the League of Women Voters of the San Juans on Orcas and was able to hear both Sheriff Nou and Ron Krebs give their speeches.
My name is Michael McElrath. I am a 911 Dispatcher with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.
I have had the opportunity to meet with both Ron Krebs and Rob Nou, the incumbent sheriff, in very small discussion groups during this campaign.
In recent presentations to the Friday Harbor Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs the question was raised if I would continue working at Islanders Bank - the depository institution for San Juan County – if elected as the county treasurer.
To Dimitri Stankevich and all the staff at Camp Orkila...Thank you so much for everything you do for the community at your annual fall festival. We’ve only been here a little over two years, and your hard work, generosity, hospitality and genuine friendliness are a perfect example of why we moved to Orcas Island.
What has happened to our islands’ appreciation of art and kindness that are so unique to where we live? I, for one, am troubled about the fiasco created by somebody within our county government to fine Leo Lambiel for his wonderful art.
My husband, parents, father-in-law, friends and I attended the Orcas Island Film Festival this past weekend, having all traveled there from Seattle.
I enthusiastically and absolutely support the levy to enable our Orcas Island school district to continue to do the best job possible in preparing our kids for the future.
I would like to encourage my fellow Orcasians to try out the relatively new sport of pickleball that is currently being offered by Orcas Park and Rec on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the old gym at the Orcas Island Public School ($2 fee).
On behalf of the League of Women Voters of the San Juans, I would like to thank the citizens, press and candidates for office who attended our recent Voters’ Forums.
Joan White has served this county for many years as San Juan County Clerk and in the clerk’s office, and is truly a bright spot in our little system of government.
I have been a social worker, administrator and community advocate and – most importantly – wife of a police officer for nearly 20 years.
The upcoming election for sheriff is an important one. I intend to vote for Ron Krebs. Our islands and the residents who live here, both full-time and seasonal, are a unique group of people.
Another election cycle is in full chat. Another group of candidates has had their chance to talk with the people at the candidate forums, concluded just last week, and now we will decide who will be representing all of us for the next few years.
The third annual Chili Cook-off is over and it was a great day. First time in three years we didn’t have rain and in fact we had some sun late in the day.
Now that the tourist season is winding down, the Orcas Island Museum has shifted to its off-season schedule. It is also time to give some special thanks to the supporters of the society.
I have been a member of EWUA since the early 1990s, and have often appreciated the cooperation and assistance of EWUA staff.