I am writing in support of Barlow Corkrum's candidacy for District 2 Port commissioner. Born and raised in Walla Walla, Barlow knows this county and cares about its citizens - a commitment proven by his history of active participation in local affairs. He understands what our community was, is - and most importantly - what it can be.
Barlow recognizes the Port can and should recruit beyond just industrial enterprises to include retail, tourism, and development of our own homegrown talent. He understands that small businesses create most of the new jobs, and he fully supports restoring the small business development center.
Realizing that our quality of life is dependent on the quality of our environment, Barlow sounded an early alarm when the Port tried to recruit a polluting coal-fueled power plant into our Valley.
For that we should all be thankful.
In short, Barlow Corkrum is a man of intellect, integrity and vision. Please join me in supporting Barlow Corkrum for Port commissioner.
Karen Hoel Kinder