Manning for hospital district | Letter

I would like to urge all voters to participate in the November election and vote for John Manning for the Public Hospital Board on San Juan Island. John has the experience necessary for this important position and would be a valuable asset to the board, representing all the people of our community. John has served our community for 20 years as director of the Public Health department, during which time he maintained Public Health Nursing Services, including WIC (women, infants and children) nutrition programs, purchased a new building (Compass Health, for mental health, alcohol and drug abuse programs) through grants and sales of existing properties, supported and managed grant funding for Prevention Coalition, maintained Senior Services staffing on all three islands, worked to pass and expand health sales tax for expanded Mental Health Services, managed county’s response to Pandemic Flu, as well as several other areas of Public Health. John knows how to get things done.

Dan Paulson

San Juan Island