It is a pleasure to recommend Stephen Ames for Walla Walla County commissioner.
I have known Steve for well over 30 years and have known him to be a man of great integrity and intelligence. While we were both serving on the Touchet School Board, I found Steve to be thoughtful, articulate and very caring about the Touchet students. He also had a firm grasp of the school budget, and we could count on his advice on budgeting.
I also observed the leadership skills of Steve when he was president of the board of directors of the Touchet Eastside and Westside Irrigation District. He skillfully negotiated with various government agencies to facilitate the piping of the entire irrigation system.
This multimillion-dollar project provided more water in the Touchet River for fish and improved the efficiency of the farmers’ irrigation systems.
Steve is a retired farmer and cattleman, as well as a former county coroner.
I know Steve has the time, the ability and the smarts to serve the people of Walla Walla County with great distinction.