I attended a meeting with the candidates for county council at the Ag Summit this weekend at the Friday Harbor Middle School. Each of the candidates was asked to speak about agriculture in San Juan County and answer questions from the crowd.
In contrast to her opponent, Lovel Pratt’s knowledge and experience stood out, marked by her clear understanding of the role that agriculture plays in our local economy, her extensive knowledge of county policy, and her history of hard work on agricultural issues. Lovel knows how to develop effective partnerships, both locally and with state government, in order to better serve the unique needs of San Juan County. She is a thoughtful decision maker who will keep in mind the best interests of all members of the community. I am convinced that her experience, hard work and dedication make her the best choice for County Council.
Mary Jane Helsell Anderson
San Juan Island