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Support for Hughes | Letter

January 25, 2013 · Updated 11:25 AM

I enthusiastically support Rick Hughes in the upcoming primary election!

Rick has a deep understanding of our islands. His family has a long history here, which gives him a good sense of what has come before, how we got here, and why it matters. His experience running a crucial business in Eastsound gives him a great feel for what it takes to make a living here, as well as daily contact with a broad spectrum of the community.  As a former Fortune 100 executive, Rick has the experience and ability to think creatively about ways to improve our islands’ economy.

I particularly liked Rick’s view of government, as he expressed it at the League of Women Voters on Orcas this week:  simplicity, localization and communication.

Simplify the laws and government processes so that they are easy to understand and serve the people of the county.

Planning and county services should be appropriate for our county as a whole, and localized for each island.

The government should communicate what it is doing and how that will affect the citizens.

Rick is putting these concepts into practice during his tenure on the county council this winter.  I urge you to give him the opportunity to do so for the next four years.

Moana Kutsche


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