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By Neil Mangrum
White Salmon 

She'll get it done

 


To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Pat Arnold for Klickitat County Commissioner. Pat is a resident of Trout Lake where, in addition to being active in the local government, she owns and operates a working farm. She is a hard-working woman with the will to get things done for the betterment of the county.

Klickitat County is currently experiencing a high rate of growth and Pat recognizes the need for clear, shared goals that move us forward and benefit the county as a whole. She sees the need to support and protect our small businesses, working farms, ranches, and forest lands while diversifying our local economy.

Joining other local communities in growing and further developing our local food system is also one of her priorities. Given the current shortfalls of our national food system in protecting consumers, animal welfare, and the environment, this is an increasingly important issue for families and communities, and Pat recognizes that.

She has also made clear the need to develop an emergency response plan for oil train disasters. Klickitat County has about 90 miles of railroad track running along the county’s southern border that sees two to three oil trains a day with that number increasing every year. The incident in Mosier, Oregon earlier this year made it clear that plans need to be in place to protect our communities and environment in the event of another disaster.

Lastly, she has proposed creating an open dialog between our local government and the Yakima Nation to deal with issues that may arise. Our current practice of resolving issues in court is costly. She believes a healthier relationship could be achieved through continuous and open dialog that would benefit everyone.

For more information go to klickitatpat.com or Pat Arnold for Klickitat County Commissioner on Facebook.

 

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