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Citizen Editorial: Komen For Mason County PUD #3

Commissioner According to the RCWs ( the laws of the state of Washington pertaining to local governments), the primary purpose of a PUD (Public Utility District) is "to conserve the water and power resources of the county for the benefit of the people thereof."

This is a vital aspect of having a locally owned and contolled utility in an era of privitization in this country and around the globe.

Those of you who were around these parts in the late '70's and early '80's might remember the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) fiasco, on the surface an attempt to build five unnecessary nuclear power plants with public money.

But to many, myself included, the WPPSS fiasco was a deliberate attempt to destroy public power in the Pacific Northwest region. It almost succeeded.

I believe that John Komen is best suited and qualified to be our next Mason County PUD#3 Commissioner. I urge voters who want to protect and preserve our local utility, and conserve our local resources for the benefit of our community, to vote for John Komen in this upcoming election.

Bill Shanahan, Shelton
September 17, 2014

Citizen Edtiorial: Shell Shocked @ Sheldon

Senator Tim Sheldon is attending the Thurston County Mainstream Republicans’ monthly luncheon.

FYI: Turncoat Sheldon is running as a Democrat in the State's 35th district while somehow deeming it necessary to join the GOP in forming an obstructionist Republican majority Senate caucus.

What's up with THAT!? Sigh.

Nevertheless, he faces a seriously staunch challenge from a real Democrat, Irene Bowling, of Bremerton in the Nov. 4 election.

I am both voting & supporting Bowling this time around.

Do you care?

Darrell Barker, Shelton
September 17, 2014

Citizen Editorial: Re-Elect Tom Farmer PUD 3 District 2

My family and I will be voting to Re-Elect Tom Farmer for the position of Commissioner Mason County PUD #3. We first met Tom 0ver ten years ago while purchasing Oysters and clams from his Oyster Company. Tom and his wife Jean are the real deal. We have also had the opportunity to work with Tom on a few projects within the North Mason School District and Tom demonstrates he is man who relies and depends on delivering the best. Tom just does not listen and hear your concerns about the socially economic issues of Mason County or the importance of sustainability of the resources,he lives and depends on those issues.
As a Professional Firefighter for over 20 years I depend on people those whom I work with and know will deliver a product that is the best and safest for the citizens. Tom does this for Mason County.  If you care about your community as we do, and Tom does!
I urge you to Vote YES for Tom Farmer.

Thank You
Bill, Malynda Green, Allyn
September 16, 2014

Citizen Editorial: Re Elect Tom Farmer for PUD 3

I’ve known Tom since he was about 5 years old. I worked in the pharmacy in Belfair for many years.

He was, and still is, always smiling and never has said an unkind word about anyone, nor have I ever heard anyone say an unkind word about him.

My vote will be for Tom Farmer and I hope yours will be also.

Lorena “Renie Ghylin, Tahuya
September 16, 2014

Citizen Editorial: A Vote For Tom Farmer

I am voting for Tom Farmer this November for reelection to the PUD 3. He is the only experienced candidate on the ballot. He understands our rural area, because he’s lived here over 50 years. He understands the need for economic development and the delicate environmental issues also, because he’s worked it for 30 years. Tom is an honest, educated and hardworking man, with I am voting for Tom Farmer this November. I’ve known Tom for over 40 years. He is the most 6 years’ experience as our PUD 3 Commissioner. He votes to support the residents and the small business in our county and keeps our PUD rates low. I encourage you to also vote for Tom Farmer November 4th for PUD 3 Commissioner District 2.

Jill Satran-Loudin, Belfair

September 8, 2014