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Vote for Hudson for OPALCO board | Letters

San Juan County member/owners of the OPALCO co-op are being asked to vote in two new board members. Ballots will be coming in the mail starting April 11.

Please take the time to seriously consider your choices. Steve Hudson was raised on San Juan Island and is deeply rooted here. He has been a member/owner of OPALCO since 1967.

In Steve’s words, “OPALCO is at a historic fork in the road. Members are the owners of the co-op. It is the rate payer’s money being spent. You deserve assurance and data demonstrating that it is being spent wisely, and that electric ratepayers are not subsidizing non-core pursuits.”

Look at Steve’s work history: He has worked in the telecommunications industry his whole adult life, been responsible for capital and operating budgets of $10 to $15 million, responsibility for service to 50,000 customers and up to 150 employees.

Steve knows the responsibilities of public utilities.

Community involvement: San Juan Island school board, two planning commissions, economic development council, and three non-profit boards.

Most importantly, in the over 50 years that we have known Steve, we know him to be an honest, caring, community minded individual who can be a tough, fiscally conservative manager. He cares deeply about these islands and the people who live here. He is willing, and able, to be an effective, fair and open minded OPALCO board member.

We need his vision. We need him on the board.

Please vote for Steve Hudson. Thank you.

Susan/Bob Jarman, Friday Harbor


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