Letters to the Editor

Campaign issues in the Kitsap County clerk race

Two candidates are running for Kitsap County Clerk. Dave Peterson is our present county clerk and has been for many years. He’s doing an outstanding job and deserves re-election.

His job is about keeping the Superior Court’s records and carefully following all state laws, rules, and regulations.

His opponent has apparently decided a massive sign campaign placing signs in every ditch and roadway is a good way to endear himself to our community and get your vote.

Unfortunately, this gentleman who wants the job of following all the laws, rules, and regulations has violated one of the main Public Disclosure Commission regulations concerning campaign signs: You cannot say you are the county clerk if you are not.

Dave’s opponent says he is the county clerk on his signs. If you do not presently hold the office for which you are running, you must either say “Elect John Doe County Clerk” or “John Doe for County Clerk” on the sign.

This might not seem like a big thing but remember the devil is in the details, and in the clerk’s office, accuracy and attention to detail are critical for the integrity of your court records and our law and justice system.

Joyce Merkel






Sen. Jan Angel is someone who supports education

Those of us who live here on the Peninsula are very lucky.

We have a lovely place to live and we are represented in Olympia by an exceptional State Senator, Jan Angel.

I have always been impressed by the dedication which Sen. Angel has to her job in Olympia.

As a retired teacher and a past president of the Tacoma Education Association, I have had many occasions to discuss education issues with her.

She believes that strong, well-funded schools are the foundation of our democracy.

Education issues have always been a top priority for her and she listens carefully to any concerns.

We need reliable, dedicated public officials who will listen to the voters, place controls on spending and keep our education system a top priority in our state.

I know that Sen. Angel is that person.

Diana J. Landahl

Gig Harbor


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