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Jacks' experience makes perfect fit

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I pray that people will do their homework and research who they are voting for. If you look at Karla Jacks you will see she is the obvious choice for Island County Commissioner No. 3.
Karla has lived on Camano Island for 20-plus years, raising her three sons with her husband Jay. She earned her degree at WSU and MBA at Oklahoma City University.
She has touched so many people's lives in one way or another from small children to seniors. Here are just three examples:
Seniors: Karla has been the executive director the Camano Center since 2007 and helped build it to what it is today. One of the programs she has put into place for the Camano Island Seniors is the Disaster Registry Program. This program pairs elders with a neighbor who can step in and check on them during heavy snows, storms and power outages.
Teens: Karla was involved in Stanwood High School football, wrestling and swimming programs. In 2013 she led a fundraiser to replace the floor in the high school weight room as it was deemed unsafe. She also led fundraising to help the swim team have a place to practice for two years when the only pool in Stanwood closed.
Elementary age: Karla co-wrote and piloted the Peer Buddy Program at Church Creek Elementary in 2000. This is a program designed to build friendships between children with disabilities and their peers. Our daughter was involved as a Peer Buddy in this program and she blossomed as a helper. This program is still being used in 2014 for children with disabilities in the Stanwood Camano School District and has impacted hundreds of children in our community by raising awareness and directly helping children struggling with disabilities. She took this program statewide and spoke to many schools and parent groups around Washington.
Karla is running for Island County Commissioner to help make the right decisions for what is best for everyone who lives here for years to come. If you truly care about Island County's future … vote Karla Jacks.
Laurel Niven
Camano Island

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