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Kitsap County elected officials denounce death of George Floyd6/1/2020

An Open Letter to the Community:

At the same time we are dealing with a crisis of health and its impacts on our economy, mental health and well-being, we are also experiencing a crisis of faith in our government, systems and equality as members of our democratic society.

We, as your elected officials, want to convey to you our steadfast position of respect. A respect for peaceful social discourse. A respect for the uniqueness that enrichens our community and lived experience. A respect for the history that has shaped the world around us and the need to address the imperfections that continue to exist.

Kitsap County has over 30 years of commitment to the human rights of all our citizens. The Council for Human Rights began after a cross burning. They have focused on review and protection of our rights in fair employment, housing, and education for example. They have evolved to create and hold dialogues that continue to foster a culture of empathy, understanding and inclusion.

We stand together with you and our law enforcement agencies in denouncing the death of George Floyd. We stand with our law enforcement leadership and the systems they put in place to provide our community a professional law enforcement built on trust for fair treatment in times of need. Faith and respect for the rule and order of law is born out of a respect and open relationship with the community they are sworn to protect.

Our hope is to use this time to recommit ourselves to the work that will make our community one that is of the people and by the people. Together we keep Kitsap a community in which we can have pride.


Kitsap Elected Officials

Christy Carr, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

John Clauson, Council member, City of Port Orchard

Leslie Daugs, Council member, City of Bremerton

Joe Deets, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

Becky Erickson, Mayor, City of Poulsbo

Charlotte Garrido, Commissioner, Kitsap County

Robert Gelder, Commissioner, Kitsap County

Michael Goodnow, Council member, City of Bremerton

Kevin Gorman, Council member, City of Bremerton

Kirsten Hytopoulos, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

Gary McVey, Council member, City of Poulsbo

Kol Medina, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

Rasham Nassar, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

Andrew Phillips, Council member, City of Poulsbo

Michale Pollock, Council member, City of Bainbridge Island

Rob Putaansuu, Mayor, City of Port Orchard

Leslie Schneider, Mayor, City of Bainbridge Island

Ed Stern, Council member, City of Poulsbo

Jeromy Sullivan, Chairman, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

Pat Sullivan, Council member, City of Bremerton

Greg Wheeler, Mayor, City of Bremerton

Edward Wolfe, Commissioner, Kitsap County

Eric Younger, Council President, City of Bremerton


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