Occupation: Technical Support Specialist, Oregon Lottery & Owner, Kiwanda Marine.
Occupational Background: Oregon lottery: Tech Support, Field Sales Rep, & Field Service Rep., Kiwanda Marine Co.: Owner, Commercial Fisherman, Marine & Electronic Sales & Service.
Educational Background: Central Catholic & David Douglas High Schools, Portland Oregon; US Army Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA; Aviation Electronics, Portland State University; Paramedic #1; Oregon Dept. Administrative Services, New Horizons, Northwest & Rockhurst University Learning Centers, Computer Sciences & Management.
Prior Governmental Experience: Chairman Pacific City Community Planning Advisory Committee, Member ODFW Cascade Head Marine Reserve Community Team, Member Tillamook County's Citizens Accountability Board, Oregon Lottery & Oregon National Guard.
I'm a Director of the Pacific City Dorymen's Association, member of the Tillamook Elks, Nestucca Valley Lions Club, Canby American Legion, Oregon Hunters Association and the NRA.
I believe that county government can't provide everything for everyone but should provide good emergency services, effectively manage county property & employees, encourage business and provide good roads.
We've lost almost 5000 full time citizens in the past few years because of our county's economic situation. Our logging & fishing industries have been devastated by environmental concerns and our tourism industry has been weakened by the general economic climate.
My first priority is to encourage current and new businesses in our county!
Maintaining our current base and inviting new businesses to our area won't happen unless we make a concerted effort to fix our county roads. Emergency timber money will sunset in 3 years. We can no longer afford the status quo! We need a change in county government.
This county needs a County Commissioner who incorporates out-of-the-box thinking. I am that type of thinker and respectfully ask for your vote for a fresh change of ideas in Tillamook County government. Thank You.
(This information furnished by Thomas M. Donohue.)