Published Oct. 29, 2016 from Leonard D. Madsen
Homola for state senator
After the recent candidate forum, I fully support Angie Homola for state senator.
The proliferation of false, negative mailings from Barbara Bailey has the signature of out-of-state, corporate backers. In contrast, as Island County commissioner during the Great Recession, Angie contributed her salary to fund critical county services. Angie supports preserving valuable natural resources and so supported efforts that helped save Barnum Point on Camano Island for future generations.
I have insights into this process as from the mid '70s to the mid '80s, I helped Island County develop and implement its comprehensive plan, with citizen participation in the process, including the sub-area plan for Ebey’s Reserve. In Angie’s case, instead of launching a transparent planning process, the county chose to unfairly target and harass her until she resigned under duress. She was only doing her job in a politically sensitive area.
Leonard D. Madsen