It is election time. In days gone by, when we lived in Oakland, that meant precinct walking for our candidates. Most folks welcomed the information, some invited us in for tea, a few angry souls ordered us off the property with a 12-gauge. Know your neighbors.
Today we are too spread out, never mind Covid-19, to encourage hiking door to door and so we work from home.
This is to recommend that your readers be sure to vote in this election for Rick Hughes and Christine Minney. We all know Rick and his efforts in Friday Harbor but Christine is running for the San Juan Island position that we also vote for. She is a familiar face in Friday Harbor but little known here on Orcas. I remember her from a decade ago when as a single working mom raising two boys she built her own home with Homes for Islanders. Christine always turned up for work when she was scheduled and did what she was scheduled to do. A charming anomaly.
Neither Friday Harbor candidate has much experience on county boards or committees but Christine Minney is a long-time resident who owns Ernie’s Café at the Airport. Christine has the right stuff and will make a good councilperson. Vote for Christine Minney for Council from San Juan Island.