Journal of the San Juan Islands


In reply: Confident in my credentials, spirit to serve | Letters

October 23, 2013 · 9:27 PM

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



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