Letter - Ames has time, experience to be commissioner

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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.

Mark Wagoner

Touchet

Comments

WWFYI 4 months, 1 week ago

Please be an informed voter and watch the Touchet Candidate Forum video and vote for the most qualified commissioner candidate Jim Duncan:

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WWFYI 4 months, 1 week ago

The Walla Walla Board of County Commissioners is the county legislative authority. They are empowered to set county policy, adopt and implement laws, fixes and adopts the county budget and, except for the responsibilities of the other separately elected officials, carry out the day-to-day operation of the county. The county has a 60 million dollar budget and 300 employees!

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WWFYI 4 months, 1 week ago

The County Coroner’s Office for the 30 years preceding Richard Greenwood getting elected Coroner in 2010 was a problem department for the County Commissioners. The Commissioners said that they would regularly receive complaint after complaint filed against the two previous Coroners. The Commissioners have also stated recently that they have received no complaints about the Coroner’s Office since Richard Greenwood was elected in 2010. The previous two Coroner’s over a 30 year period left 305 cremated remains in the basement without a proper burial. These were 305 people with a heart and a soul!

Here is a quote from the Re-elect Richard Greenwood Facebook page about what he did with the cremated remains the previous two Coroners left in the basement: “Out of 305 cremations in the office, Mr. Greenwood, partnered with the College Place VFW, identified 15 honorably discharged Veterans and put them to rest at the Medical Lake Cemetery. The remaining 290 deceased were laid to rest in a pre-established public crypt at the Mountain View Cemetery. With their teamwork, 305 remains were properly buried and by using resources already available to him, this didn't cost the taxpayers a dollar extra.”

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WOW 4 months, 1 week ago

If Ames were elected and he runs the county anything like he did the coroners office...We are in for a world of hurt.

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