To the editor:
I am encouraging everyone to vote for Rod Runyon and Scott Hege, each one finishing their first term as Wasco County commissioners. As mayor, I have had the opportunity to work with both and have observed how they attack problems with creativity and energy. Their open willingness to share ideas and to improve communications has been refreshing.
They have helped develop an open and effective budget process and they have participated in creative discussions regarding roads, the community and economic development.
In my personal opinion, it is not time to change after one term. It is imperative we continue their leadership by re-electing Rod Runyon and Scott Hege.
Stephen E. Lawrence