Letter to the Editor: Voting for Kenner for PUD Commissioner

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Having attended commission meetings of Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County for more than 25 years, I strongly believe voters need to re-elect Paul Kenner as one of its commissioners in the Nov. 6 general election.

Mr. Kenner´s leadership has been crucial in guiding the PUD. His background as a longtime owner and manager of a prominent local insurance company are ideal for financial issues. He has ensured fair rates for major Cherry Point employers, agricultural users and water associations while protecting the PUD´s stellar financial condition – all without going to taxpayers for a dime in his 38 years as a commissioner.

Mr. Kenner also has contributed to the PUD´s excellent stewardship of environmental resources. Its water customers have increased production while reducing their water usage by 30 percent in the last 10 years.

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While Mr. Kenner has been a regular attendee and active contributor at PUD meetings, his opponent hadn´t even attended a meeting until last month. His opponent presents ideas without consideration of what the PUD can legally and practically do.

The PUD will play a critical role in developing a plan for Whatcom County´s water supply that balances the needs of users and the quantity and quality of our water. We can´t afford an uninformed and unproven commissioner with a questionable record of leading his own business. Please vote for Paul Kenner for PUD commissioner on your Nov. 6 ballot.

Rick Maricle
Deming


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