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Charles J.


Occupation: County Commissioner

Occupational Background: Land Use Consultant; Land Surveyor; United States Army; United States Forest Service; Bureau of Land Management; Carpentry; Freight delivery.

Educational Background: Nestucca Union High School; Trade courses taken at: Oregon Institute of Technology, Tillamook Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Oregon State University.

Prior Governmental Experience: Tillamook County Commissioner - 2001 to present; North Coast Seniors Service; Northwest Seniors and Disabilities; Mid Valley Behavioral Care Network; Work Solutions, Inc.; And many natural resource Boards.

There are big challenges ahead. Charles Hurliman has the experience to meet them. He listens to what the people will support and then fights for it. Keeping the County's budget balanced will continue to be a top priority for Commissioner Hurliman.

Charles Hurliman walks the same path and speaks the same language as his neighbors.

Hurliman also wants to see better rural representation. He has been promoting among other rural counties his proposal that each county to be represented by a state senator, giving rural Oregon a greater say in state government - at least in the Senate.

With tough decisions ahead, Tillamook needs a Commissioner who will ensure that all groups are fully represented in the decision-making process. Charles continues to hold county departments accountable for the way they spend public money.

He strives to maintain a positive connection between our local government and the citizenry it serves.

He enjoys representing the interests of Tillamook County residents by serving on statewide boards and committees.

For Hurliman, balance is the key when it comes to managing our state forest, balanced management can increase the amount of Timber dollars for county Serves (Sheriff, etc.).

"Before Territorial Sea Marine reserves are created" Hurliman says "we need to ensure there are no unintended consequences." Charles Hurliman believes in education as opposed to regulation. Education, not regulation saved us from the Dust Bowl.

Vote Charles Hurliman for
Tillamook County Commissioner

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Hurliman.)