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State of the County


Last week my fellow Commissioners and I presented the annual State of County Address to a packed room of business leaders, community members and other elected officials.  It is an honor to be your Board Chair this year and serve along side Commissioners Brentano and Willis. We reported on many important issues from transportation to […]

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Winter Weather Safety


Late last week the City of Woodburn issued a weather advisory e-blast to its community.  Although the anticipated snow in the valley floor has passed, we could still experience a nasty spell of wintery weather, with temps below freezing and a bit of snow/ice in the area.  Please take a moment to read through these […]

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New Year – New Elected Officials


As we near the end of the first month of this new year, I’d like to first say thank you and goodbye to 2018 and give a big hello to Commissioner Colm Willis who was sworn in on January 7. Looking back at 2018, I realize that there are many things I am thankful for: […]

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Merry Christmas


Christmas greetings and thank you for supporting my reelection to the Marion County Board of Commissioners. Your efforts – displaying signs, hosting an event, allowing your name to be used in an endorsement and your valued resources all combined make for a successful campaign. I am deeply grateful. As I shared shortly after the election […]

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Honoring Commissioner Janet Carlson


Janet Carlson’s numerous talents have blessed my family for many, many years.  Her encouragement began long before I considered being involved in politics.  Her daughter Erica was my daughter’s choir teacher at Crossler Middle School.  Her family influenced my daughter’s musical talent through her high school years at Sprague.  Many people are unaware of Janet’s […]

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