Letter - Ames will serve all as a commissioner

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While I now live several miles out of Commission District 3, I care about the governance of our county and our future as a community.

I had the opportunity to visit with Stephen Ames the other day and was delighted he said he had gotten his “second wind” after having retired as coroner, and was ready to be of service again.

His wide experience as a farmer, Touchet School Board and Library Board member, and several decades as coroner, and his ability to listen carefully and answer clearly will serve all of us if he becomes a county commissioner.

Sarita McCaw

Walla Walla

Comments

WWFYI 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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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