It was not surprising to see The Olympian editorial board recommend Commissioner Valenzuela for re-election. After all, they state that she is “high handed,” that she also wants a business to “close down and move away” because she doesn’t like where the business is located and furthermore that her actions are “likely to land the county in another Maytown type lawsuit.”
The board doesn’t mention that she and the other two commissioners decided to go ahead and build a jail that sits unoccupied today at a cost of millions of dollars. Let us also not forget how the commissioners ran the Ritchie Brothers out of the county.
So why did the Opinion Board recommend her for another term. Oh yes, I forgot. The board felt that Bud Blake is “simply too inexperienced and uninformed.” Why would we ever want someone in office that will support local businesses and listen to voters?
As far as I am concerned all three of our county commissioners have failed in their duties and it is time for a change starting with Commissioenr Valenzuela. I had much rather give a person a chance than continue with someone that has all the qualities stated by the editorial board.