I am writing to support Larry Given’s re-election as Umatilla County Commissioner. Larry has worked tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of this county, and deserves our continued support. He has also worked well with his fellow commissioners to improve communication with the public, and to reduce expenses while maintaining vital public services.
I have known Larry for many years, in his capacity as an educator, small business owner and, for the past 12 years, as our county commissioner. He has played an important leadership role at many levels, as a past Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners, on the state level as a former President of the Oregon Association of Counties. He has worked effectively with all of our state elected officials and Tribal leaders to bring economic development and growth to the area. If an issue is important to Umatilla County, Larry is there.
Umatilla County is blessed with a well-functioning county leadership team which works effectively together. Larry is an integral part of that team. Please join me in electing him to another term as your county commissioner.