I recently saw a video clip of a Council meeting presided over by you. This was a short clip (about nine minutes) from Jan 15th and did not show enough to identify what the purpose of the meeting was, but it was open to the public and the public had been invited to address the Council.
One person, Louis Yonkman (sp?), spoke politely in defense of the Second Amendment and identified himself as a wounded veteran and a civilian professional who carries a firearm in defense of others. One of the Council members inquired as to whether Mr. Yonkman was armed at that moment and subsequently made a motion to have the man removed until he was disarmed. Sadly, this motion was seconded but, fortunately it was also denied after a quick vote.
I want to commend you for your handling of the situation, your recognition of the oath you took, for reminding the public and the Council of that oath and its seriousness, and your presence of mind in consulting the city's attorney and having him state for the record that, had the motion passed, it would have been unenforceable in Washington state. You acted correctly, in good faith, and with integrity.
I am not a resident of Oak Harbor (I live in nearby XXXXX) but I am a U.S. Army veteran and I continue to respect the oath I took when I joined 20+ years ago. I don't know anything about your policies or plans for Oak Harbor, but if you are grounded in respect for the Constitution as indicated in this event, then I think the residents of that city will benefit from your leadership.