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Three Minutes with Doug Primmer

Read about how Councilor Doug Primmer met his wife

Published on April 10, 2018 7:19PM

Contributed photoHermiston City Councilor Doug Primmer enjoys scuba diving in his free time.

Contributed photoHermiston City Councilor Doug Primmer enjoys scuba diving in his free time.


Doug Primmer

Correctional Lieutenant/Reserve Deputy Sheriff/City Councilman

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

My family moved here from Seattle in 1977, when my dad retired from the U.S. Navy.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Currently a tie between the Pheasant and Kobe Sushi

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Costume and prop making for cosplay, scuba diving, pistol and long-range rifle shooting, spending time with my wife, kids and grandkids

What surprises you about Hermiston?

How much people get behind each other to help. Sure, there are always squabbles, but when it comes down to it, people get in and help each other.

What was the last book you read?

Horse Soldiers

What app or wesbite do you use most often other than Facebook or Google?

IMDB, Yahoo News

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef. No question.

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?

One of the first conversations I had with a fairly new dispatcher at Hermiston PD. I was out on patrol for the Sheriff’s Office and stopped by the dispatch center. It was the first time my job had allowed me to grow a beard. So I asked one of the dispatchers what she thought. She glanced up from what she was doing and said (without any hesitation), “Anything that hides half your face is bound to be an improvement.” And then immediately went back to what she was doing. Five years later, I married her.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Finishing my recovery from knee replacement surgery, so Karen and I can get some scuba diving in

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Being elected to the city council. The fact that a significant portion of the citizens of our city felt confident that I could help lead the city in the direction that they wanted was humbling.



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