D’Errico: Vote for Farhad Ghatan for Mayor

For those who have yet to vote, I’m writing to share why I endorse Farhad Ghatan for Mayor of Friday Harbor.

Farhad has many attributes that make him suited for being Mayor.

He is qualified because of his longtime commitment to contributing to the community in ways that both protects and enhances the island way of life on many levels, business wise, civic and creative.

Benefiting Friday Harbor is key to his vision and thoroughly considered plan of action for enriching this community that he appreciates so much.

That includes working with highly qualified members of local government like Town Administrator and skilled grant writer, Duncan Wilson, who has done much to improve quality of life, traffic safety, accessibility and more for pedestrians and drivers of all ability levels. This shows that Farhad works with the best to get the best results for all involved.

Farhad is also a successful local business owner dedicated to helping improve and champion the community’s businesses because he knows that the more islanders that thrive the better.

As a lifelong devotee to the arts, Farhad will also promote the arts, a vital part of what makes Friday Harbor such a beloved, vibrant place to live.

Farhad is a friend who is genuinely interested in the goals, needs and concerns of his fellow islanders. He demonstrated that by seeking me out to learn more about my focus on accessibility and traffic safety for all. That's something of particular importance to me after accidentally being hit in town, then almost hit so many times since that I’ve lost track.

On a more personal level, I can share direct experience of Farhad being of service after he volunteered then helped me with leaks around my house. That's because he lives the good he believes in and in so doing sets an admirable example for others.

With that in mind, if he treats everyone with that same kind of generosity of time, focus, interest and dedication, then with your vote Friday Harbor is in great, capable hands with Farhad as Mayor, leading by deed.

Thank you for your time,

Aaron D’Errico

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