LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Perry Dozier is man of his word

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I have known Perry Dozier for many years. Before becoming a county commissioner, he already had a proven track record of community involvement and an understanding of the issues facing our Valley.

Perry had served as president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, commissioner on the Washington Barley Commission, a member of the Walla Walla County Planning Commission, community volunteer and other positions too numerous to list. He hit the ground running as commissioner and has been one of the best we have ever had.

Perry has not been afraid to confront difficult issues, and always has the best interests of our county in mind.

I approached him last year to ask if the county would be willing to help the city with its enforcement action against the owners of the Blue Mountain Mall. The county could have easily sidestepped the issue, but Perry's first reaction was that this was a community problem and his first question was how he could help.

Perry is a man of his word, and you don't need it in writing when he says that he will do something. I support Perry for re-election and ask my friends in the Valley to do the same.

Tim Donaldson

Walla Walla

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