In response to the recent letter to the editor titled “Hospital Commission ‘Johnny-come-lately’ candidates should withdraw,” I find it incredibly unfortunate that any one should feel this way.
When I began my public health career in 1963 I adopted the WHO definition of health: ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.
Our small community relies on volunteers who want to help keep it vibrant and healthy.
Since I am one of two candidates for the open position on the Public Hospital District Board who have stepped up to help, I hope everyone does his or her part in this election by participating in the voting process.
My extensive background in public health, local government, and as a volunteer first-responder makes me eminently qualified. Plus, and perhaps most important: I care.
Howard “Howie” Rosenfeld/Friday Harbor