The Whidbey News Times published their endorsements last weekend and I was delighted to see that the editor and publisher endorsed me as the best candidate for position one on Oak Harbor’s City Council.
In the editor’s words: “The scale toward more openness and independence can be tipped for the better in the council races. Political newcomer Tara Hizon is a far better choice than retread Paul Brewer, an obstructionist who served 12 years during which time his bravado always exceeded his knowledge of the facts. Hizon is young, idealistic, smart, technologically savvy and independent. She’ll be a far more creative thinker and someone with whom the youth of this community can relate.”
The Whidbey News Times has gone out of its way to stay informed regarding all the candidates in the current election. Newspaper staff have been present at every major event and candidate forum, and both the publisher and editor actively participated during my hour-long interview with reporter Justin Burnett. On a personal note: as a “political newcomer,” I find their support both encouraging and validating.
You can see the endorsement editorial in its entirety by clicking here.