Three Vie for Washington Board

Doug Huffman

Age: 59

Education: Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, California; attended San Jose State College until enlisting in the U. S. Navy in 1969. After retirement I attended the College of Charleston (South Carolina) in math and physics.

Occupation: Retired; formerly a Shift Test Engineer/Nuclear Engineering Technician at Charleston Naval Shipyard. In the Navy I trained as a telephone man (Interior Communications) but worked as a submarine electric plant operator. I continued with submarine reactor operations as a civilian and through Navy and contractor training.

Community Involvement: Sierra Club’s Loma Prieta Chapter Rock Climbing Section Qualified Leader; Sports Car Club of America’s Swamp Fox Regional Executive and Chief of specialty; Charleston County Emergency Medical Technician (trained, not certified, private); Certified Georgia State Fire Control Technician; Mount Pleasant, SC Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy; Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy; MENSA; National Rifle Association Pistol Instructor; Grass Roots Gun Rights South Carolina registered community volunteer (‘speakers bureau’); Washington Island Art and Nature Center Board of Directors Vice-President; Washington Island Yacht Club Vice-Commodore of Sail; Member Gislason-Richter Post 402 American Legion.

What skills and perspective will you bring the town board? I bring the perspective of a skeptical conservative skilled in the application of the technologies vital to our island community and just as skilled in the detection of the mis-application of technology. As a particular example, I am acutely aware of the value of the Solar Constant and its effect on bio-renewable energy.

What priorities need to be addressed by the board?

My priority is the economic well being of our community, in particular our school and the fishermen, farmers, and timbermen, by frugal application of community funds to ensure the best return on our investments and infrastructure.

A neighbor expressed our concerns best by asking, “Washington Island, community or commodity?” I would sit on the Board to advance the ‘community.’

Elizabeth Holmes

Holmes is an incumbent. She did not respond to the Pulse’s request for information in time for publication. Her information will be published on when it is made available to us.

Terri Moore

Age: Old enough to know better, too young to care

Education: BS from UWGB with a double major in Political Science and SCD (pre-law)

Occupation: Tour guide and Cherry Train driver

Community Involvement: Farm Museum Board, Historical Committee volunteer

What skills and perspective do you bring to the town board? I’ve lived here since 1992 and have seen many changes here, not all for the better. I’m not shy about speaking my mind, and I stand up for what I believe in. I’m bilingual, speaking both English and Legalese, and enjoy doing research.

What priorities does the town need to address? Increase tourism, cut costs, and keep the island affordable for the Islanders. We have a special and unique lifestyle here, and it is definitely worth protecting.