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In his column in The Leader of Sept. 30, Bill Mann expressed support for Port Townsend/Jefferson County to move to Phase Three of COVID-19 restrictions, i.e. to open up more.  Mr. Mann … more
We are voting for Heidi because she is a creative and innovative problem-solver who gets the work done. We have known Heidi for the last 10 years and have been impressed with her the entire time. … more
I had the pleasure to serve with Lorna Smith on the Jefferson County Planning Commission, for close to four years.  I have been a Jefferson County resident since 1993. During my time on the … more
My fellow “rational” Americans, what we witnessed at the debate two weeks ago was not only disturbing it was a national disgrace to the American citizenry and the world at large. It put … more
The most important words for Jefferson County’s prospects in the coming few years are:  1. Community.  2. Innovation.  3. Stewardship.  4. Integrity. That is … more
I am the owner of a commercial fishing business, Cape Cleare Fishery. We need a County Commissioner who understands the complex scientific and economic issues related to Jefferson County’s … more
The Leader recently reported that the North Start Clinic offers several COVID-19 tests, including the BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection.  Being able to test for the infection is a … more
Affordable housing is a complex issue, but Erik Poulsen’s letter offers just a few bumper stickers’ worth of slogans without recognizing the role of housing in economic development. I … more
To the gentleman driving the large red pickup with the “Culp” signs on it: A few thoughts, in no particular order of significance.  You are welcome to support a fringe candidate … more
The pandemic soldiers on with lots of masks and very little social activity. The election campaigns creep forward like a Sherman Tank from World War II.  The gray and rain of the traditional … more
The more I learn about Lorna Smith, the more excited I am to cast my vote in support of her candidacy for Jefferson County’s Board of County Commissioners. It will be a vote in support of … more
Heidi Eisenhour is a home-grown and an already deeply immersed community leader in Jefferson County. She understands what it is like to live here year after year and to carve out a living in up and … more
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