Protect Our Economy and Water Supply

This is an urgent issue. Please sign my petition and help me send a message to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the federal government. I’m circulating this petition because the Detroit Lake Recreation Area is an integral part of the seasonal economy of the North Santiam River Canyon, and a vital source […]

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Brighter Year Ahead: solid economic start for 2018

Please click on the links below for viewing: Salem Economic Info 12 26 17 Linn County Economic Info 12 26 17 If you have difficulty reading these documents please email and request them electronically. Thank you, January 1, 2018 We are off to a solid economic start for 2018 which should translate for all […]

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Detroit Dam & Lake Downstream Passage Project

One of the many areas that I have focused on during my last three and a half years as County Commissioner has been convening local, county, state, and federal governments and businesses to support efforts to improve the rural economy of the North Santiam River Canyon. The Detroit Lake Recreation Area is an integral part […]

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Thankful for Family and Friends

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.   William Arthur Ward As we gather with family and friends to celebrate this day of Thanksgiving we may be in difficult circumstances.  No matter what we are facing we can find hope with those who walk with us.  We don’t […]

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Honoring All Veterans

Earlier today I was driving on Court Street and as I was passing the Capitol there was a group of morning joggers.  Not so unusual, but what truly caught my eye were the flags they were carrying.  Amid the honking horns of passing drivers the jogger’s arms were lifted high holding the red, white and […]

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