Letters to the Editors



Letter to the Editor: Vote Runyon

To the editor: Dear Wasco County citizens, I am honored and proud to talk to you in this letter about a great former colleague that I have had the pleasure to work with in past years, Commissioner Rod Runyon.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Elect Schwartz

To the editor: I am requesting that my friends and neighbors join me in electing Kathy Schwartz to the Wasco County Commission. Kathy would bring unique skills and professional abilities to the commission.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Yes on Schwartz

To the editor: As I approach retirement age, and think about my and my family’s changing needs, I can’t help but worry about the possibility that I will need more and more help. I’m happy to see that at least one candidate for Wasco County Commissioner Position #3 – Kathy Schwartz – is also concerned about support services for the elderly.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Time for Kathy

To the editor: This is an exciting moment in our country. We are seeing a broader spectrum of people involved in the political process creating a healthier and more vibrant democracy. Currently, we have a strong local political candidate, Kathy Schwartz, running for Wasco County commissioner.

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Crazy bond

To the editor: The school bond issue is crazy. Last year the estimate was $161 million, with a promise to keep the taxpayer cost in the $3 per $1,000 of property value range. Now it is $235 million and $3 per $1,000 for 50 years!

April 20, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Letter to the Editor: Vote Schwartz

To the editor: County commissioners are responsible for a wide variety of issues requiring experience, expertise, judgement and compassion. Kathy Schwartz has shown that she has served in many roles involving management, budgeting, health-related issues and organizational team work.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Re-elect board

To the editor: I have had the privilege of knowing, and working with Wasco County judges, and commissioners, for more than 40 years. The current Wasco County commission is, and has been, effective, responsible, and has gained needed experience.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Support Kathy

To the editor: This letter is written in support of Kathy Schwartz, candidate for Position 3 as Wasco County commissioner. I have known Kathy for many years, both as a devoted mother of two and as a nurse at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Keep Runyon

To the editor: I have had the pleasure of a great working relationship with Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon on Association of Oregon Counties committees. I admire the outstanding efforts he puts into serving veterans and I appreciate that he encourages other county commissioners to be involved.

April 18, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Secular Nation

To the editor: While I believe that Dan Brophy is correct that the Fourth of July should be celebrated, I know that he is incorrect about this being a Christian nation. The first line of the First Amendment to the U.S Constitution of the United States reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
  

Letter to the Editor: Safe digging

To the editor: Residents of the Pacific Northwest are eager for sunshine and yard and garden projects. Unfortunately, more outdoor work can also mean damage to underground utility lines. April is National Safe Digging Month, and NW Natural reminds anyone who plans to dig to call 811 to have underground utilities located first.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Letter to the Editor: Schwartz is leader

To the editor: With only three seats on the Wasco County Board of Commissioners, it is a relatively small board and that makes diversity of perspectives essential to a responsive and effective board. We are thrilled to have Kathy Schwartz, RN, as a candidate for Wasco County Commissioner in the May 15 election.

April 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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