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Terry Thompson seeking re-election County Commission Position 3 – Challenger Dick Anderson running for the same position

TERRY THOMPSON
Occupation: Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 3
Seeking Re-election

Occupational Background:
Commercial Fisherman, 40+ years; Three-term Oregon State Representative; Three-term Lincoln County Commissioner.

Educational Background: Newport High School (9th Grade); South Salem High School (High School Diploma, 12th Grade); University of Missouri(Sophomore); Oregon State University (Senior, B.S. Degree)

Prior Governmental Experience:
* State Representative (1995- 2001); Vice-Chair House Natural Resources Committee; House Education Committee; 1996-1997 House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, House Education Committee: 1998-1999 House Agricultural and Forestry Committee, House Committee on Human Resources and Education; Ways & Means, Natural Resources; Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force; General Government Committee; House Committee on Species Restoration and Stream Recovery; House Business and Consumer Affairs Committee;
* Governor’s Task Force on Marine Reserve;
* Member of Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua Community Teams on Marine Reserves;
* North Coast Commissioner Representative to Ocean Policy Advisory Committee;
* Interim Joint Committee on Salmon and Stream Enhancement;
* Speakers Council on Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse;
* Interim Committee on Trade and Economic Development;
* Board of Directors for Oregon Fishermen’s Undersea Cable Committee;
* Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Budget Review Committee; * Member of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Oregon Renewable Energy Task Force;
* Territorial Sea Planning Committee;
* Chairman of Coastal Marine Experiment Station.

Community Service:
* Newport Middle School Track and Field Volunteer;
* Member, Newport Chamber of Commerce;
* Oregon Coast Cultural Coalition past member.

* Transportation: “I look forward to continuing the fight for transportation dollars to improve our county roads.”
* Solid Support for Seniors: “I will continue to fight to protect the rights of our county’s senior citizens, to ensure strong community service programs that will protect their quality of life.”

* Strong Economy: “Lincoln County needs living wage jobs, now more than ever, and I will continue to work to secure state and federal funds to stimulate jobs.”
“I will continue to bring people to the same table, to work together on tough issues, in order to find solutions to Lincoln County’s problems.”
* New jobs from the sea with greater access to the ocean for testing wave energy devices, farming methane hydrade from the ocean floor, scientific research to track ocean trends and effects on commercial and recreational fishing,
* Construction of a Newport Campus of Oregon State University with emphasis on oceanographic research.
* Promote greater cooperation and coordination of commercial and recreation fishing interests up and down the Oregon Coast. Better cooperation will ensure better fishery management and reduce ocean use conflicts between fishing, research and alternative wave and wind energy proposals coming up, off the Oregon Coast.
* Support the OMSI family retreat facility at South Beach to get Oregon’s young students as well exposed to and interested in ocean marine education and research.
* Support and promote the expansion of year round agriculture on the coast using greenhouses, hoop houses and other alternative methods of raising food during the cooler,rainy months. Promote local fresh fruits and vegetables with our growing farmer’s markets up and down the county. Locally grown and distributed food is a good thing.
* Create greater equity among Lincoln County communities so that wage differences are reduced. Help north county to bring up their average wage levels to something closer what we see in the Newport area. One method would be to begin promoting businesses that cater to the large number of retirees who are migrating to the coast and bringing with them a considerable amount of wealth – wealth that should be spent in Lincoln County. We need more senior and upper scale services so that these new well-off neighbors don’t have to leave the area for boutique shopping, high echelon gourmet restaurants, stimulating educational, social and other unique events which produce a higher quality of life in one of the most beautiful areas of Oregon.
* Keep our Newport-based Coast Guard Air Rescue helicopter. It is absolutely imperative that we keep Newport properly equipped to protect visitors to our coast as well as the men and women who go to sea for their livelihood – commercial and charter boat fishing as well as a huge flotilla of individual recreational boaters and fishers. In the event of a life-threatening incident, the uniquely cold and rough ocean conditions off the Oregon Coast require quick emergency response – within ten to 20 minutes. Any delay beyond that is not a rescue. It’s a body retrieval operation. We must retain Newport’s Coast Guard Air Rescue facility.

I would sincerely appreciate your vote.

Terry Thompson
Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 3

DICK ANDERSON
Mayor of Lincoln City
Candidate: Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 3

Occupation: Retired
Occupational Background: 35 years of management in the financial services industry. Budget management and analysis in both public and private sectors.

Educational Background: Pacific University Oregon, graduated, BA; University of Washington, graduated, Certificate, Executive Graduate Management Program; Duke University, graduated, Certificate, Executive Graduate Management Program; Leader- ship Lincoln, 2010, graduated.

Prior Governmental Experience: Mayor, 4 years, City Councilor, 2 years, Planning Commission, Budget Committee.

Lincoln County citizens can expect Dick Anderson to listen with an open mind to their issues and assist them in finding practical solutions. It has been over 20 years in North County and over 30 years in South County that someone has been elected County Commissioner. It is time to spread the representation to all corners of the County. Dick Anderson will face Lincoln County issues with a fresh outlook and enthusiasm.

Dick Anderson is an active member of:
* Cascade West Area Commission on Transportation Mid-Willamette Valley Area * Commission on Transportation Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association
* Siletz Tribal Charity Contribution Fund Board
* Buy-Local Lincoln County
* Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce
* Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce
* Lincoln City Cultural Center
* North Lincoln Historical Museum
* The Junior Golf Program in Lincoln City for 5 years

Dick Anderson has chaired numerous non-profit boards and professional associations including serving as a past board member of the Lincoln County Community Development Corp. Dick Anderson has training in dispute resolution which assists him with relationship building and finding common ground.

Dick Anderson and his wife, Sue, chose to move to Lincoln County, drawn by the community, the charm and the lifestyle.

Dick Anderson is committed to:
Fiscally Responsible County Government.
Family wage jobs.
Healthcare facilities that support quality of life
Relationships that work: state, cities, Tribe, businesses and others

Highways, our economic lifeline to the Valley; freight, tourists and commerce

Dick Anderson would be honored if you would allow him to represent you as a full time Lincoln County Commissioner. Thank you.

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