I am voting for Barlow Corkrum for Port commissioner for a number of reasons, but most of all because we need new leadership that better represents our common interests.
The incumbent, Commissioner Fredrickson, supported building a coal-fueled power plant in Wallula. Barlow was the first person I remember raising serious concerns about that misguided project.
There are three Port commissioners who provide oversight for the staff of the Port of Walla Walla. In my opinion, that oversight should include a person who I can trust to represent what's best for our community.
Please join me in reasserting true citizen participation into the direction and governance of this critical local economic development agency. Barlow Corkrum has the experience, skills and desire to achieve these results.
Vote for the future of our county, as tomorrow may be too late.