District #3 Commissioner
WHEN ELECTED: 2020
COMMITTEES YOU SERVE ON: LEOFF Disability, EMS, Health District (Vice Chair), Housing Authority, Indigent Burial, LC Valley Homeless Task Force, Martin Hall, PTBA (Alternate), Quality Behavioral Health (QBH), Storm Water, Veterans Advisory Board (VAB), WA Rural Counties Insurance Pool (WRCIP), Election Canvassing Board, National Association of Counties (NACco)
YOUR GOALS FOR THE COUNTY: Effective, transparent and fiscally responsible delivery of essential services to county residents. To this end as a Commissioner, engagement in the community including events, organizations and active in County Boards and Commissions is essential. Through engagement comes understanding different points of views and improved communications.
HOBBIES, CAREER & SPOUSE/CHILDREN: I served 23 years in the US Navy, both enlisted and Commissioned. While in the Service I married my wife of 47 years, Patti Cool, of Lapwai. During my Naval career I earned my B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and retired in 1993 with the rank of Commander. After the service I primarily worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager and co-owner of a Technical Support Company for 2 of those years. My wife and I returned to Clarkston in 2005 and I managed the Idaho Foodbank, providing services to North Central Idaho and Asotin County. During this time I served on various Boards and Coalitions in the valley and Asotin County Advisory Boards. I was appointed as District 3 Commissioner in May of 2020. My wife Patti and I have 2 adult children and 4 Grandchildren. We enjoy Camping and travelling in our Motorhome, fishing and I enjoy driving my Corvette.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE THE CITIZENS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: I came to the Board of Commissioners at a time of tremendous change and challenge with a very different set of job skills including management of very large organizations, budgeting, Engineering and Commercial Construction experience. I am very active in local Veterans Affairs and I welcome and encourage input and ideas from all residents concerning our challenges to deliver essential services.