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Good Leadership Makes a Difference

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Elections are coming and it’s now our duty to elect our leaders, and yes good leadership makes a difference.

Pacific County Commissioners four years ago were by any measurement totally dysfunctional, and led by a bully. Then Lisa Ayers was elected, and then Steve Rogers and Frank Wolfe.

Today we have a great team of Pacific County Commissioners that I say they are providing a guiding light for our cities, junior taxing districts, boards, and PUD’s to follow. They are the catalysts for growth, but they need the citizen's help by voting responsibly for more good leaders that are looking to the future not the past, and that are concerned about our children and grandchildren, not their own egos and self-interest.

What is our largest pressing problem in Pacific County? Well, how about a healthy strong business community that can provide family sustainable jobs for our citizens? Jobs just don’t arrive on a bus one day. Investors look for stable communities that have positive leaders that are reasonable, which have regulations that are not too difficult to understand and which fit their business plan.

So jobs arrive as a result of good leadership, and that in turn is your constitutional duty and responsibility.

In Pacific County we still have too many poor elected leaders at all levels of government; one does not need to look very hard for examples.

Yes, and you all know who they are, and you keep electing the poor ones over and over expecting different results, or perhaps a special benefit for you only?

Who in their right mind would locate a new business after seeing some of our leaders who are looking to keep us locked into the 19th Century?

So we are standing on our own teat, and wondering why it hurts to move.

Don’t be fooled by those who have simplistic answers, good government requires good strong leaders that are not afraid of getting their noses bloody when taking on the status quo.

Remember, good leaders are also known by the enemies they make. I’m very proud of many of my enemies, as they represent the mediocrity in our county, I believe in the spirit of progress and looking to the future and our next generation to make this a better place for all to live.

Want good jobs in Pacific County? Elect good leaders; which is your responsibility.


Ron Craig

South Bend, Wash.



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