To the editor:
I worked with Bridget Bailey for three seasons, while acting as systems administrator for Orchard View Farms.
During that time, Bridget spearheaded many innovative initiatives in varied aspects of the industry. From new types of machinery (optical sizer) to certifications increasing product demand (Nature’s Choice and Eurogap), to identifying emerging markets (rainier cherries), and to changes in the field improving product appearance (Mylar to increase color of rainier cherries).
Bridget treated initiative team members with respect and compassion, listening to and caring about their feedback, and when related, integrating it to improve system quality.
I believe these strengths would make Bridget an excellent county commissioner.
In the interest of full disclosure, my career success is due in no small part to opportunities provided by innovative projects spearheaded by Bridget, combined with Bridget’s compassion and caring for her employees.