District #3 Commissioner (Vice-Chairman)
WHEN ELECTED: 2011
COMMITTEES YOU SERVE ON: Eastern WA Partnership WDC, WRCIP Risk Pool, Clarkston EPIC, Health District, Law & Justice, Martin Hall, Whitcom, Personnel-Medical-Insurance, Blue Mountain Resource Conservation & Dev., Stormwater Mgt. Team, Solid Waste Advisory, Veteran’s Advisory Board, WSAC Legislative Steering Committee, Washington State Board of Health, Foundational Public Health Policy Group, Columbia River Treaty Caucus, Governor’s Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Jail Advisory Committee, NACO Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.
YOUR GOALS FOR THE COUNTY: Research options, then construct a new jail facility. Complete the resurfacing of the joint owned Southway Bridge. Review county contracts for fiscal and equitable appropriateness. Work cooperatively with government entities on both sides of the river. Be efficient with the budget to insure services are maintained and/or enhanced. Look at a balance of well planned county growth while maintaining our sense of community & local friendliness. Always look for efficiencies in each department of the county. Establish an environment that will allow for both work & recreation opportunities for our residents and the visitors to our area.
HOBBIES, CAREER & SPOUSE/CHILDREN: I have resided in Asotin County for 34 years. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University in 1989. I’ve worked in all facets of the human resources field for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a County Commissioner, my employment experiences were with the City of Lewiston, Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho State Industrial Commission & Northeast Washington Rural Resources. I am married to Tami and we have 2 grown children, Tyler & Nick. Tyler & his wife Fumie have 2 children & Nick & his wife Lilly have 2 children as well.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE THE CITIZENS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU: Tami and I spend much of our time with family (especially the grandchildren) and we love to travel. We also enjoy most outdoor sports and recreational activities. I am an avid swimmer/bicyclist & have been a competitive age-group triathlete in the northwest since the late 1980’s.