San Juan County was well represented as republican candidates and Washington State Republican Chair Kirby Wilbur visited Orcas and San Juan Islands. Atty General Rob McKenna, candidate for Washington Governor, Dan Matthews, candidate for US Congress and John Swapp, candidate for Washington Senate met with San Juan County leaders and residents. Business and Farmer’s Market visits gave the candidates knowledge of the difficulty in San Juan County’s present tourist based seasonal economy. All candidates discussed ways to streamline business practices and limit government interference. An evening cruise through the county’s beautiful islands demonstrated concerns for the environment while protecting property rights. “Island Life” was experienced and enjoyed. San Juan County Republicans will host candidates McKenna, Matthews and Swapp again at the Red Barn Event August 25th onSan JuanIsland. Candidates Senator Michael Baumgartner, Dr. Art Coday, Bill Finkbeiner, Bill Watkins and Kim Wyman are also invited to this year’s Red Barn Event.
Atty General Rob McKenna, candidate for Washington State Governor, viewing our island assets.