Letter: Lichatowich is best choice for county commissioner
Lichatowich is best choice for county commissioner
The upcoming election for Columbia County commissioner will influence our county for the next four years and beyond. Paulette Lichatowich is the most qualified person running for this position.
Ms. Lichatowich has been actively serving our county for many years, including as a member of the Food Bank Board. This and other work gives her a deep understanding of the needs of the county and our economic challenges. She also served for 13 years on the Columbia County Planning Commission, so she knows how the county works, or doesn't work, and understands the subtleties of government.
As a small business owner for 20 years, she has insight to the needs of our business community and how best to encourage its growth in our diversified county. Ms. Lichatowich is presently serving the county as St. Helens Port commissioner where she works to protect our quality of life from negative outside forces and promote businesses and jobs geared toward future technologies. She encourages transparency and public participation in decision-making.
I feel that Paulette Lichatowich has been preparing all her life for the position of county commissioner.
We will all benefit with her as our county commissioner because of her integrity, moral compass, intelligence and understanding of our changing community.
Kristy and Jim Patterson