District #1 Commissioner (Vice-Chairman)
WHEN ELECTED: 2012
COMMITTEES YOU SERVE ON: Planning & Zoning, Air Quality, LC Valley Chamber of Commerce, FEMA, Health District, MPO, PTBA, PRTPO, Salmon Recovery Board, SEWEDA, Valley Vision, Youth Commission, Courthouse.
YOUR GOALS FOR THE COUNTY: Our biggest challenge in the county is to provide for the essential services mandated by state and federal laws while keeping the county in sound fiscal condition. In the face of declining revenue from the state and the federal government, we must now redefine the kind and level of service we provide through our Asotin County Health District. Public Safety is also a priority and we are working to come up with funding mechanisms to restore staffing levels. Our creation of the voter-approved Public Facilities District to fund the operation of the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center is one example of the sort of creative funding necessary.
HOBBIES, CAREER & SPOUSE/CHILDREN: I’m co-hosting and producing a weekly call-in talk radio show on KRLC. I enjoy the show and the chance to get to know lots of people. I am also an avid reader of fictional works, better known as paper back novels, heavy on crime and espionage. My wife Peggy and I have five children between us and five grandchildren at last count.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE THE CITIZENS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I have been partners in Shinn-Reimers Service and Satellite Center since 1978 and still work in the store part time.