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Hughes is the best candidate | Letter

February 4, 2013 · Updated 2:11 PM

It is my sincere opinion that Rick Hughes is the best candidate for county council. Over the past 40-plus years I have come to know the Hughes family quite well. Rick’s Uncle maintained the Doe Bay water system when I was young and was always there when you needed him. Rick’s Dad is a wonderful man whom I have served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with. He donated thousands of hours to make boating safer and was the driving force to make life jackets available free of charge to children who needed them.

Rick carries on that tradition of community service. As a fellow business owner, employer, long time islander and parent, I want to thank Rick for his tireless efforts to keep our island a place working families can thrive and for making our community a better place. He has spearheaded and supported numerous projects over the years with no personal agenda but a sincere love of community and the people who live and visit here. His business has financially supported numerous programs, such as the life jacket program, not for publicity, but out of a sense of community.

Rick’s moderate stance on the issues we face and his approachability and receptiveness to our concerns will be a real asset to our community. I encourage all of you to get out and vote and help re-elect Rick Hughes.

Tom Tillman

Orcas Island

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