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Betty Kamikawa For County Commissioner

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Lincoln City Homepage Letters to the editor

My vote is for Betty Kamikawa. In this time of unprecedented economic, health, and social stress, we simply cannot afford to continue the old ways of county government. We need new leadership to summon the spirit of common cause to the county—that everyone and their livelihoods, families, households, schools and communities matter. And that no county resident is left behind, under the lingering shadow of this coronavirus pandemic, in our return to prosperity, health and well-being. I’ve known Betty in our work together on the County Commons and am confident she has skills, approaches, temperament, experience and values needed for Lincoln County in these difficult and uncertain times.

Betty is a natural leader. Her style is energizing, not polarizing. When approached with concerns or ideas, Betty listens respectfully to ensure that she understands their needs. She does not dismiss them with a “my way or the highway” attitude.

Betty rolls up her sleeves and works diligently to get things done. She is creative and thoughtful in her planning. She has a “think outside the box” approach to solving problems. She sets the example in her tireless work ethic. She does not have a part-time approach to any of her commitments.

Betty truly cares about her community. When several members of Toledo City Council lost the confidence of Toledo residents and were recalled in a 2018 special election, Betty stepped up to the call of civic duty. She ran for one of vacated city council positions. The voters gave her a decisive win. She also stepped up to become President of Grace Wins Haven board and a volunteer for the Newport Winter Shelter. Her leadership is focused and passionate for all people experiencing homelessness, especially seniors, youth & families. Her many years as a foster parent shows that she works hard to build strong families and communities. She is a doer—not a talker.

Betty is adept at finding common ground and creating a “can-do, will-do” attitude. She is sincere and approachable; qualities that help her bring people from diverse backgrounds together and achieve their shared aspirations. Her 17 years as a Girl Scout troop leader, helping 300 girls to become future leaders, is testament to these skills. She does not have an “it’s the way we have always done things” mentality.

And Betty knows how to wisely spend and invest hard-earned dollars for achieving great results in her commitments—whether they are from donations as a Girl Scout leader, contracts as a foster parent or taxpayers as a Toledo councilor. This value of good stewardship, currently missing in present County leadership, is a critical one and absolutely essential as shortfalls in government tax revenues are expected this year and in coming years.

When government has good elected officials, it gets things done in an efficient, effective and respectful manner. Betty Kamikawa’s skills, approaches, temperament, experience and values make her the best choice to get the things we need done in Lincoln County. Please join me in voting for Betty Kamikawa for Lincoln County Commissioner.

Cheryl S. Connell
Newport

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