Editor’s note: A clarifying point has been entered that Mr. Lundie served as a Harbor Commissioner, elected county-wide in San Mateo County, California, serving from 1999 to 2010. He was not a county commissioner in the sense of Oregon’s county commissioners who have comprehensive responsibilities over law enforcement, district attorney, county clerk and treasurer budgets, health care, county roads, land use planning, environmental protection and coordinating the application of statewide programs at the county level. In California, such elected officials are referred to as “County Supervisors,” serving on a county board of supervisors. Mr. Lundie served on the San Mateo County Harbor Commission, eventually rising to the position of President of that Commission. Port Commissions typically deal with large capital projects dealing with docks, fueling stations, loading, unloading of cargo, recreational and commercial fishing vessel berthing, mechanical repair and refurbishment of vessels and navigational devices.
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Biographical Information for Ken Lundie
Candidate for Lincoln County Commissioner Position #2
Ken Lundie, retired Fire Suppression Officer of 34 years and former County Harbor(editor’s addition) Commissioner, has announced his candidacy for Lincoln County Commissioner, Position #2.
Lundie’s prior Governmental experience includes three terms as an Elected County Official with the San Mateo County, CA Board of Harbor Commissioners. He was previously appointed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, the prestigious 24 member Blue-Ribbon Panel charged with overseeing the world’s largest marine sanctuary. For 18 years (7 as President), Lundie served on the Board of Directors of Coastside Preservation & Recreation, Inc., a non-profit Land Trust that owned and managed a children’s park and acquired ocean front properties as Public Open Space for future inclusion within the California Coastal Trail System.
Lundie’s earlier life experience included service in the US Peace Corp. where he helped build schools, upgrade drinking water facilities and teach English in the barrios (ghettos) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He mentored troubled teens as a Youth Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Councilor in the Haight/Ashbury District of San Francisco during the ’60s “Summer of Love” era and as an apprentice carpenter, along with other Trade Unionists, was instrumental in constructing “sweat equity” housing units for an aging population of agricultural workers from Cesar Chavez’s Union, the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), in the city of Delano, Kern County, CA, who otherwise would have been left homeless. Lundie also volunteered as a Neighborhood Emergency Response Training (NERT) instructor and taught Fire Safety Awareness at inner-city Public schools.
As your Elected Representative, I will bring fresh ideas, new perspectives and problem solving solutions to the Commission. During my first year in Office, in an effort to lead by example, I pledge to give back 5% of my Commissioner’s salary to the General Fund, and encourage colleagues and Upper Management Personnel to follow suit, thereby making it possible to rehire some of the dedicated County employees let go over the past three years due to budgetary shortfalls. Genuinely reaching out to constituents for their suggestions and ideas and listening intently to what is important to residents in their daily lives is what doing the “People’s Business” is all about and you have my word that, if elected, I will work tirelessly on your behalf and endeavor to earn your trust as the newest member of the Lincoln County Commission.
My name is Ken Lundie, and I respectfully ask for your vote on May 15th. Thank you!
My Position Papers are available at www.electkenlundie.com