Jill Johnson kept her promise. Jill had previously made a promise to treat Kelly Emerson as a duly elected equal Commissioner to Island County and today she upheld that promise by voting for Kelly Emerson as Chair of the Board of Island County Commissioners. This action by Jill was a bit delayed and was expected directly after the election but I am sure that Jill has learned a lot about the Emerson’s battle with the county since she has taken office.

Jill made one of the most apt statements I have heard concerning this issue to the Whidbey News Times:

“The truth of it is this is a personal property rights issue between the Emerson’s and Island County – it’s not a commissioner issue unless you make it one,” Johnson said.”

I and many others could not agree more.

Congratulations to Kelly Emerson as new Chair of the Board of Island County Commissioners and many thanks to Jill Johnson for upholding her promise to treat Kelly as an equal member of the board.

Jill made the promise and she kept it. Thank you Jill…

The video below is short section taken from the video that Bill Strowbridge took at the workshop today. For the complete video go here and here.