Opinion



Letter to the Editor: Appreciate teachers

To the editor: May 7-11 is “Teacher Appreciation Week." I am hoping that some of you will take a couple of minutes to let the teachers in your lives know how they may have inspired you or helped you to believe in yourself.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Reliable candidate

To the editor: Integrity and accountability are buzzwords that we always hear in campaign promises, yet we often see nothing of those promises once the elections are done. We have the power to vote for whomever we decide and, from her 15 years of experience working for county government, I believe Kathy Schwartz will be a reliable commissioner for Wasco County.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Schwartz is diverse

To the editor: We live in a time of change. It seems as if hopefulness in our future lies in our openness to participation. Over the last year I have had the pleasure to work closely with Kathy Schwartz in various civic engagements in The Dalles. Upon meeting her, I was immediately impressed with her can-do attitude and her leadership abilities.

May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Schwartz can lead

To the editor: Leadership is a difficult concept to define, but most of us know it when we see it. And we have seen it in Kathy Schwartz, our choice for Position 3 on the Wasco County Commission.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Elect Dabulskis

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Joe Dabulskis, who is running for Sherman County Court judge. While serving as a county commissioner, Joe has shown he is a man of character and a leader

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Runyon best choice

To the editor: I met Rod Runyon over 25 years ago while I was serving as postmaster of The Dalles. Rod cares deeply for Wasco County residents and works tirelessly on their behalf.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Support Schwartz

To the editor: As a former public health nurse and now an Oregon State senator, chair of the Senate Health Care Committee and vice chair of the veterans committee, I am very aware of what skills, experience, and education would be of benefit when it comes to governing effectively. I am so pleased to support Kathy in her quest to further serve her community and believe she would make an excellent addition to the local board of commissioners in Wasco County.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Change for the better

To the editor: I am Maria Peña and I am proud to support Kathy Schwartz, the nurse with white hair, for Wasco County commissioner. I have had the pleasure to work with Kathy in the public health department for over a decade and know that she is a born leader.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for a change

To the editor: Wasco County needs a change. Tenacious, gracious, knowledgeable, accountable and fair. That is why I am voting for Kathy Schwartz as soon as my ballot arrives.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Vote Runyon, Hege

To the editor: In Wasco County we are once again faced with electing local officials to help direct our future. Without our participation in making thoughtful choices, we have no basis to complain as to the outcome of our future. While I have known the families of both challengers for years and have a high level of respect for them, I have had the pleasure to work with commissioners Scott Hege and Rod Runyon for many years.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Ag voice for Schwartz

To the editor: I am writing in support of Kathy Schwartz for county commissioner. I had the opportunity to meet with Kathy recently to talk about agriculture in Wasco County. After a morning of discussion, I can say that Kathy understands the importance of agriculture to Wasco County and is well-informed on many of the issues facing the farming community.

April 30, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Vote Schwartz

To the editor: I recently joined other local citizens to listen to and speak with Kathy Schwartz. I am writing to share several observations which lead me to urge voters to enthusiastically cast their vote in support of Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County commissioner.

April 27, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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