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Backing Pratt in Dist 1 council race | Letters
In light of the unusual transition time and changes in county government, there are some very good reasons to return Lovel Pratt to county council: knowledge of complicated issues, countywide experience and good judgment.
She is pro-active and tenacious. Her reputation for accessibility, responsiveness and follow-through are well known.
But there’s another strength that makes her our favored candidate: a balanced approach to economic development and safeguarding of the islands’ natural environment. She knows the importance of maintaining a strong local economy, including her support for sustainable tourism — emphasizing visitor education — while demonstrating solid priorities for preservation of our rural island heritage and marine resources. She has dedicated her professional work and volunteer service to this balance. She walks her talk.
Lovel’s performance on the previous council has consistently produced innovative, positive results. Let’s elect her to the newly-structured county council District 1 position so that she can contribute her knowledge, experience, and balanced approach.