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