Support for Hertel, respect for Goodheart | Letter

What a strange title to begin an endorsement!

My wife and I own Essential Sailing at Jensen’s shipyard, the primary port vendor at the critical and iconic location. Greg Hertel is an experienced member of the port community, a daily worker at the port and a forward-thinking candidate. Mr. Goodhart has come to the shipyard and spoken with us, has listened to our issues, has spoken well of Greg Hertel and I have genuine respect for him. After a good deal of learning, Mr. Goodhart would do an adequate job. We are not in a time where adequate is going to cut it. Greg Hertel is experienced; the port is a complex regulatory environment that requires years to learn, to find the regulatory borders of ideas before they are implemented. Hertel owns an operates a business at the port, and I think it is important and effective to have a voice on the commission from the working waterfront. I am voting pragmatically for Greg Hertel.