Local citizens have also learned about the education, experience and community involvement that each candidate brings to the table. This information is certainly an important factor in electing qualified and reasoned individuals to serve on the next Board of County Commissioners.
With regard to my candidacy, I offer the following additional factors for consideration. In my 12 years on the Washington County Planning Commission, I have insisted on conducting meetings in open session in order to keep the public informed and involved in the process. Our commission listens to both sides of an issue, freely discusses the issue, and then makes a decision based on the facts presented. As County Commissioner, I will be committed to conducting the business of the people in the same kind of fair and open manner.
In keeping with my pledge to keep the public informed and involved in the decision-making process, I will call for public meetings to discuss two of the most talked-about issues of this campaign - the sewer debt and education.