Kayl’s best for County Council, Orcas West
October 1, 2008 · 12:51 PM
I first met Mindy Kayl as one of the 21 freeholders charged with writing the San Juan County Charter. That group could have been divided into three groups: The usual bossy loudmouths, those with an understanding of the problems, and the “bumps on a log.”
Mindy definitely had an understanding of the problems facing San Juan County and the importance of curbing political inequality and authoritarianism in County government — just what the charter was intended to address. She did an exemplary job as chair of the Logistics Committee as well, which was no easy task.
Mindy is a “freeholder” in the original sense as well. Her roots are in the soil of Orcas Island, not in real estate speculation. She understands the importance of encouraging the long-term use-value of Orcas as opposed to the promotion of ephemeral exchange-value. Her background in ecology, her knowledge of the law, and her respect for the law makes her perfectly suited to represent Orcas residents on the County Council.