Running for County Council: Bob Jarman
A couple of weeks back I mentioned to you that Lovel Pratt has decided to stand for re-election…now she has a challenger. Here’s more about Bob, as he announces his candidacy for Position#1 (South San Juan):
Bob Jarman, owner of Island Communications in Friday Harbor , will seek election to the San Juan County Council, District 1, in November.
Jarman says : “I have decided to run for County Council to represent my fellow Islanders and bring a common sense approach to our county government. We need to get back to basics. I think our local government needs to be strong, decisive and practical in finding solutions to problems without unduly burdening its citizens. As a Fire Commissioner for S.J. Co. Dist. 3, I have committed the last eight years to working with my fellow commissioners, fire fighters, county and town leaders to provide excellent fire protection for our citizens while saving tax payer money and fostering a strong sense of community. I would like to bring that same commitment to the County Council.”
Jarman has been on San Juan Island for 37 years. He worked for the local telephone phone company for 30 years, working his way up from lineman to area plant supervisor. “In my career with the phone company, I have been on every island and on every county road in these islands. I have gotten to know many of my fellow islanders and think I have a good grasp on what is important to all of us living here. I believe we are in danger of losing sight of the island life we want for ourselves and our children because of too much regulation and bureaucratic encumbrance, adding cost and uncertainty to the individuals and businesses that make up our County.”
Besides owning and operating Island Communications and serving as Fire Commissioner, Jarman is the president of his homeowners association. He has been involved in Kiwanis, Dollars For Scholars, Relay For Life, and served on the board for San Juan Seniors helping to finish the Community Center.
Jarman and his wife Susan, who was born and raised on the island, have four grown children and six grandchildren (with a new one on the way). “Our roots on the island run deep, with strong family and community ties.”
Jarman says, “Working together creatively; addressing problems proactively; saving tax payer money; fostering a strong sense of community; these are my top priorities.”
To contact Bob Jarman : 360-378-2952