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Thoughtful, creative leadership needed; Hughes for council | Letters

Rick has run, has won, is our current sitting councilman, and is now running again for the seat of councilman for San Juan County District 2.

As a local property and business owner, Rick has shown leadership on the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee.

Rick has for several years run a successful and essential small business in our community. I have watched over the years as Rick, with the support of “super wife, friend and partner” Marlace, worked long hours for the advancement of local business, community and countywide interests, as well as the interest of each individual in the San Juans.

Rick is not just a local businessman, he is a concerned community leader involved on many levels with many organizations throughout our county. Rick has been involved on the local level in community planning, environmental issues, health, education, small business needs, our economy, community recreation, our youth and local employment issues.

Rick’s management skills are exactly what we need to help us grow and yet more efficiently run our county and county government.

As a leader in community, business and social services, Rick is on the cutting edge. San Juan County needs leadership that is thoughtful, creative and drawing from a broad base of well-balanced knowledge and experience.

Rick Hughes through his education, business experience, lifestyle, listening skills, personal and civic associations, love for family and community, respect for the views of all San Juan County islanders, decades of background in the local community, his well-developed and very personable leadership skills, are the reasons he is the recently elected and sitting councilman from Orcas island.

I ask those of you on Shaw, Lopez, San Juan and the outer islands to join the almost 70 percent of the voters here on Orcas, who know Rick best and elected him to the San Juan County Council last November, in reelecting Rick Hughes to the District 2 San Juan County Council seat.

Join Rick in preserving the San Juan Islands beauty and way of life while moving us forward in the 21st century.

Don Pencil/Orcas Island

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