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Support for Ayers | Letter

February 9, 2013 · Updated 2:44 PM

I am delighted with Greg Ayers’ candidacy for county council. I met Greg a few years ago because of mutual interest in the Actors Theater group on Orcas.  We discovered our common background in cardiology, love for the island culture and our desire to preserve it.

I quickly appreciated the enormous depth of the man.  His intelligence, clarity of thought, energy, drive, and scope of experience were  remarkable. While I have known many of our islanders with similar characteristics, none seem to exceed those of Greg.

I saw over the next few years how he performed.  He is multi-disciplined, focused, amazingly hands-on and result oriented. I  learned of his methodical problem solving capacity which enabled him to be an extraordinary entrepreneur.

While we generally share similar philosophies there have been times when I have been at odds with him.  I was a bit uncertain about  his work as co-founder of the Island Reproductive Health Initiative,  but I was proven wrong by its success. The quickness of his thinking is at times a bit off putting as he generally is several steps ahead of you.

All this being said,  this is a very gentle, sweet, compassionate man who would serve our community with skill, care and devotion.

He is heads above any of the other excellent candidates we have to offer from Orcas.  Too bad all three can not serve.

John A. Mazzarella

Orcas Island

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