Low responds to Aug. 26 Journal article | Letter to the Editor

Regarding the story, “Low says he may replace Fitch with a new town administrator if elected mayor,” Aug. 26 Journal, page 1:

A friend of mine reminded me of a saying by Samuel Clemens: “Don’t get in a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.” But I still think clarification is needed.

Those eye-grabbing headlines are true but so much of the article was slanted in a negative way and out of context. And that’s too bad. What I did say was I would talk to the council about King’s position, along with town employees and town citizens to see what THEY wanted because it’s not about me it’s about them. Too bad that angle wasn’t fully represented in The Journal article.

It’s also unfortunate historical salary issues were laid alongside a mayoral campaign. What’s the point? If I were in it for the money, I wouldn’t run. I’m in this race for the people who live here, to meet their needs and provide competent and quality leadership.

I will say that King’s memory of my salary issue and mine are different. That doesn’t mean I’m right or King’s right, it’s just two different people looking at it from two different directions.

I’m tired of politics as usual, how about you? It’s time we gave control back to the people. Remember, government is of the people, by the people and for the people.

Robert Low
Friday Harbor

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