Clallam County Commissioner,
Focus. Vision. Partnerships. Leadership.
I’ve established a record of building creative and effective partnerships to solve problems – a sign of my fair-mindedness and an endorsement of my leadership.
The next four years will require focus to maintain a healthy county budget, vision to support a vibrant county economy, new partnerships to solve vexing issues, and engaging leadership that brings others on board to help.
It’s an honor to serve as your County Commissioner and I ask for your vote this November.
My Positions on Key Issues
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The opioid epidemic has hit Clallam County particularly hard.
I support the proposed Jamestown MAT facility as it is the “gold standard” in treatment for this addiction. The special resources provided by these facilities are designed to meet the needs of those who want to end addiction.
Of course, our local policy-makers have been working hard to reduce the supply of prescription opioids and street heroin. And while we are making real gains on the “supply” end, the reality is that many of our friends and neighbors struggle with the ongoing legacy of the opioid addiction epidemic.
No community is immune from the impacts of the opioid epidemic, particularly Clallam County. A recent study indicated that from 2006-2012, Clallam County had the highest per-capita rate of opioid prescriptions in Washington State, among the highest in the nation. This led directly to the high rates of our citizens struggling with opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths we now see. To make matters worse, the current treatment options available in our County are limited.
That’s why I stand with the demonstrated science and research that shows facilities – like the one proposed – work. And I support any organization that works hard to make sure that our community is supporting those who are struggling every day to get their lives back.
Want to know more about this issue? Please follow these links:
This fact sheet is an attempt to address the concerns being raised in our community, and in some cases being promulgated by the political action effort known as “Save our Sequim”, about Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, and its proposed location in Sequim…
I am providing key leadership in developing a meaningful dialogue about climate change in Clallam County as well as pursuing significant climate change mitigation projects including the Dungeness Off-Channel Reservoir. I am working with others to find ways to reduce the county’s carbon footprint through improved efficiencies and a focus on reducing the solid waste stream…
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