Letter in Support of Christine Minney

A truly remarkable woman is running for the San Juan Island seat on the county council. Christine Minney owns and runs Ernie’s restaurant with her husband Patrick and raises much of the produce for the restaurant in her garden. She has a 24-year history on the island, during which time she has owned and/or worked at several businesses, raised two children as a single parent, built her own home with Homes for Islanders (that’s where she and Patrick met, when he came to help with the electrical work for those homes), and continues to support and volunteer with many community organizations. 

She is living through the difficulties of keeping a business afloat during these dangerous times, but at the same time she fully supports the safety recommendations provided by the county health people.
You can learn more on her website, christine4council.org. Check out especially Meet Christine on that site. She is thoughtful, creative, and hard-working. She’s exactly the sort of person we need on the council.
Louise Dustrude
Friday Harbor
Posted on July 27, 2020 at 5:45 am by

Categories: Letters, Opinion, People


  1. I think Christine would be a good choice. I am voting for her.

    Comment by Janet Wright on July 27, 2020 at 7:41 am
  2. As a 50 year resident of San Juan Island, I thoroughly agree with Louise. Christine is a people person, she’s organized, dedicated with a finger on the pulse of the county and she has a phenomenal memory! My wife Ariel and I support Christine Minney for District 1 County Commissioner. Make it so!

    Comment by Jim Morrison on July 27, 2020 at 9:38 am
  3. And she isn’t littering our island with yard signs. I understand a few are okay but it seems hypocritical to produce all that waste and still call yourself an environmentalist. Just saying.

    Comment by Adam on July 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm

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