Apr 222018

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Reelect Commissioner Doug Hunt

It’s with continuing pleasure that I take this opportunity to strongly encourage you to vote for Doug Hunt. His 6 years as county commissioner plus 30+ years in banking give him the exact skills needed for a focused approach for keeping our county financially stable while maintaining quality services for its citizens.

I appreciate his consistent emphasis on jobs and our economy, an aspect of his leadership that led directly to his appointment to Oregon Workforce Investment Board. He also convened the Maritime Sector Strategies Committee to build on our county’s growing reputation as an important marine industry center and family-wage jobs. The redevelopment and greatly increased capabilities of the Port of Toledo Boatyard is one particularly strong example of this emphasis.

Lack of affordable housing is a critical issue throughout the county, and Doug continues to lead strongly by participating with ideas and actions such as tax breaks for affordable housing projects, using state LIFT (Local Innovation and Fast Track) funds for multi-family housing, encouraging tiny homes, and supporting non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan House, and Family Promise for those who can’t quite find or afford housing on their own.

In addition to these particular areas of focus, he also understands and advocates for the maintenance and improvement of vital infrastructure, public safety enhancements, better services for our veterans and seniors, and, uniquely and critically important to our county, emergency preparedness.

Of equal importance, in his 6 years as commissioner he has always been visible and approachable in all areas of our county, and I have certainly seen that in south county where he’s always available to listen and help with our ideas or concerns. That’s why Doug has my vote!

Susan Woodruff
Mayor, City of Waldport

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