Vote for Krebs | Letters

I’m endorsing re-electing Ron Krebs for San Juan County Sheriff. Let me tell you about this bloke!

As many of you know, I have been a whale watch captain for 17 years. Recently I started a non-profit, Orca Protection and Rescue, because I have become disenchanted with the whale watch industry and how it continues to grow, and how bad some operators are around the whales.

Recently, I met with Sheriff Krebs for some advice. He asked me about the Southern Resident Killer Whales, and it was clear that he knew nothing about them. About a month later we reconnected over lunch and he said to me: I had no idea Orca killer whales were so intelligent, and they have such advanced, matriarchal societies. He told me all kinds of other facts that he had learned. This man went out of his way to school himself about our local orcas and other whales! He now knows that the SRKWs are declining and will most likely not bounce back – although they have surprised us before. He wants to do something about it.

In addition, since he’s been the sheriff, when I call dispatch to report when any kind of whale, or group of whales, are transiting inter-island, they are so wonderful to deal with, and accommodating about getting a patrol on the water (when they can) or at least contacting the USCG. They really care.

Ron Krebs, “The Sheriff That Cares About Whales” is my, and Orca Protection and Rescue’s, choice for sheriff. Thank you, sheriff, for caring and having a square head on your shoulders.

Please vote for Ron Krebs – for us humans and the whales!

Captain Hobbes Buchanan

San Juan Island