Letters to the Editor

Letters - Oct. 21, 2011

Choose Schulze

I’ve had conversations with people who wonder if Jeanie Schulze would consistently defend administrative positions. That notion could not be further from the truth. Jeanie will participate in discussions and propose alternatives as an elected school board member.  In my first term as a school board director Jeanie was an employee.  I often met with her and our immediate past superintendent to discuss issues. In the course of these conversations, if potential actions were suggested by the superintendent or me that Jeanie disagreed with, she would politely make a different recommendation and provide sound rationale for her opinion.

I believe that Jeanie Schulze will be an asset to the school board. She will ask the right questions, at the right time, and in the right manner.  Because Jeanie understands leadership, she will model civility, courtesy, and respect for staff, parents, and community members as she participates in board discussions.

Jeanie is a person of strong character. She embodies the board’s values of respect, teamwork and integrity.  I am confident that Jeanie will be able to represent the community in an outstanding manner. Through her ability to listen and lead proactively, she will ensure our students receive the best possible education.

Please vote for Jeanie Schulze for Central Kitsap School Board Position 4.

As current school board president, these are my personal opinions and do not reflect an official position of the Central Kitsap Board of Directors.

Chris Stokke

Central Kitsap School Board president

Pick West

I am voting for Dick West for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 3 and would encourage others to vote likewise! I have known Dick for 25 years and of his deep commitment to both our community and the “first responders” who serve and protect our community.  He served our community for over 20 years as our Fire Chief and, during that time, he provided great leadership in molding CKFR into the great modern 21st century organization that it is today!

Rob MacDermid


End the reign

It’s time to put an end to the Bill Mahan dynasty on the Bremerton Port Commission. Mahan had the good sense to not face the voters again after the infamous and costly “stealth tax” debacle of 2006. However, the same political insiders club that supported Mahan has found a political clone to run as his replacement. This is McCormick Woods Golf Course owner Shawn Cucciardi. We need a port commission that we can trust with the port district’s taxing authority. That’s why I’m voting for Axel Strakeljahn. A vote for Axel is a vote for transparency, accountability and respect for the taxpayers.

Earl Sullivan


Land of the free?

What kind of healthcare system does our government have when Medicare Part D, prescription coverage, can enroll a person with an insurance and without that person’s knowledge or that person’s permission?

Then Medicare Part D arranges with the Social Security Administration to remove that person’s monthly premiums from that persons Social Security check. Adding to those problems, halfway though the year, that person is put into the donut hole so that there is almost no coverage at all for their medications for the rest of the year, while still having to pay monthly premiums.

What is happening to the land of the free? We are losing our freedoms at a fast rate.

Florence Meyer


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