Accusations against Emerson off base

The March 10 letter, “Official suing county is wrong” is an excellent example of how election “losers” in the U.S. refuse to honor the will of the majority of voters. “Fight dirty after you lose” seems to be the new motto/tactic.

The letter refers to the Feb. 7 Herald article “Emerson adds Island County to lawsuit” and the writer contends that Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson’s action is inappropriate for an elected county official.

Perhaps the writer should get his facts correct. The Emersons did conform with the building permit application the day after it was brought to their attention — by the way, this was way back in August, long before the election. The county has yet to provide them with a permit! Seems as if Kelly Emerson was throwing her weight around as commissioner, it would be solved. Sounds like she’s playing it straight.

As for the wetland charges, Ken and Kelly Emerson have had a hydrologist/geologist to their property who does not find any violations, and who does not feel there is a critical area. Her lawsuit is designed to correctly straighten out the matter. Please note the charges and entire matter were instigated by her defeated opponent.

Perhaps the writer and Emerson’s opponent should learn how to lose. Seems they have become much like the people in another state who are not honoring elections. How about being Americans — Democrats, Republicans or independents — not anarchists?

Pegge Bennett
Lake Stevens

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