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Columbia County Commissioner Position 3

Qualifications: Candidate must be a US Citizen, a registered voter, a resident of the district for one year prior to election18 or olderTerm: 4 years Salary: Varies by CountyThis is a partisan office unless the County Home Rule Charter deems it nonpartisan.In Event of Vacancy: County governing body appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected at next regular election.Duties: County Commissioners set policy and adopt budgets for their counties. Counties provide a wide range of important public services.Source: Oregon Blue Book Rev. 1/2018

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  • Casey Garrett
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    Alex Tardif
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Biographical Information

What do you see as the County's major needs and goals?

What experience have you had that will help you be a good steward of taxpayer dollars?

How would you strengthen the county’s working relationships with surrounding jurisdictions on issues like transportation, policing, social services, and the economy?

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Campaign Phone (public) (971) 506-3916
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.alexforcolumbiacounty.com/
Town Where You Live Scappoose, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons As the current commissioner I have the privilege of coming at this term with 4 years of hands on experience. I serve on multiple community boards that help me connect with residents to improve services. My experience as a tax auditor and accountant mean that I have the experience and knowledge to maintain a sustainable budget. I am a 4th generation resident of Columbia County that cares deeply about my community and the future we build for our children.
County Columbia County
Financial accountability and sustainability are of the utmost importance for our county. Ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and beneficially for the public is paramount. Reliable, high speed internet is a major need for the county and a high priority for me. We rely on the internet for education, jobs, entertainment, and in rural parts of the county, communication. Public health, family wage jobs, improving roads and public safety are equally important needs for our county.
I worked as an income tax auditor for the State of Oregon and in the private sector as a tax strategist for 13 years before being elected County Commissioner. While a commissioner I was the county budget officer for 3 years, stabilized the county budget, created savings for the county, cut out inefficiencies and created a long term strategic financial plan. Through my term as commissioner I have proven to be the financial leadership that our community depends on.
I will continue to work with and foster positive relationships in order to accomplish our common goals. I serve on local boards to help close the communication gap and ensure we are working towards better services. This last year we have been working really hard on cross agency partnerships, and collaborating toward 4 goals for the county to improve transportation and services.