I am running for Island County Commissioner Dist 3, to bring the people’s perspective back to the county seat.
Americans deserve accountability and a leaner government that prioritizes upholding the Constitution and serving its citizens. We must start at the local level!
- Tim Hazelo
When I first moved to Whidbey island in the mid 90's we saw very few if any homeless people. But since roughly the 2009/10 timeframe it has grown and gotten worse on a yearly if not monthly basis. There are many reasons for this and yet no magic pill to fix the problem.
I believe we need to have the compassion to put programs in place to help these people up and push them back into the productive population. Free handouts with no expectation only exasperate the problem and invite more issues and homelessness.
We have the ability to require a result or send them away. Their choice. If you want what we offer to help you get back on your feet then you need to participate in the program. County parks cleanup, roadside cleanup, minor building maintenance, and janitorial work, etc all need to be done here in Island county. If I have to be drug-free to work you have to be drug-free for help! If I have to work to have a roof and food then you have to. If you do not want that then you will be asked to move on. If you are willing to participate you will be raised up.
Why do the majority of Island County residents go off-island for healthcare?
We should be able to create an environment here in Island county where healthcare providers can operate and be effective in our area.
We have the need and we have the resources we just need the will and the direction of America first style leadership.
Law & Order
Our nation was founded on principles of freedom and the pursuit of happiness among other paramount issues. To achieve these things, society must have law and order. We have recently seen the descent of law and order in the riots, looting, burning, assault, and destruction across the country including our own state of WA.
Part of Seattle was taken over by a group of anarchists, BLM and Antifa, renaming a section in the Capitol Hill area, calling it CHAZ or CHOP. The police were told to abandon their precinct and not to enter this zone. Rapes, theft, assault, and murders took place during this siege, and the Democrat leadership that has run Washington state and Seattle for decades approved as their Mayor called it “The Summer of Love”. Governor Jay Inslee said he had not even heard about it when asked his opinion of what was taking place in our state’s largest city. Now the city council voted to defund the police, cutting 100 officers and pushing moe to leave on their own. We have seen nightly rioting in the streets in Seattle (and even more so in Portland). Rioters are going into residential neighborhoods waking people in the middle of the night and calling on some to turn their homes over to the rioters.
Is this the world you want to live in? The commonality of these cities is they are all run by Democrat leadership and have been for years. Have you heard any of them make a call to stop the riots and destruction? No. They call these “peaceful protests”.
Silence from Democrats on the dismantling of society through chaos and destruction is deafening.
As King County now wants to do away with jails, release criminals and allow crime to occur without consequences, we see more and more violence and property crime occurring. This is not the answer.
The right to live with your freedoms and in happiness will soon be gone if we allow lawlessness to take over. As your Commissioner, I will support our police, law, and order, and especially personal property rights. If there are bad police, weed them out. Do not paint the good ones with the bad. If retraining is assessed as a need, implement more funding for that. Criminals in our society need to have repercussions. Jails and incarceration need to remain an option for criminals to protect society and uphold law and order.
Think about what America you, your children, and grandchildren want to live in. We are at a pivotal point in America. The current far-left Democrats are nothing like the Democrats of just 20 years ago. They have become the party of mobs, riots, violence, and lawlessness. They do not condemn what is happening in Seattle.
As a county we can fight the incursion of left-wing policies from Seattle and Olympia, but only if we have Commissioners willing to stand up against it!