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February 28, 2014
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Letter: Monte Smith has is the problem-solving abilities we want in a Douglas County Commissioner

Smith has the skills we need

As a young officer, I looked to the older, more experienced officers for professional guidance. As my career progressed into administration and subsequent command of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, I recognized the need to focus back to those starting their careers and moving up the ladder. Times change, and change creates conflict. Solving those conflicts meant working as a team. Finding that leadership team was not always an easy task.

During my time as sheriff, I often had occasion to work with Monte Smith on issues of concern. I quickly realized he possessed the skills and personality that made problem-solving easier. It was plain to see those skills and abilities were a manifestation of his everyday personality and work habits. Monte’s participation made it easier to address the issue, build a consensus, and find acceptable solutions.

I am convinced Monte Smith has the personal values and professional skills that will best serve Douglas County and ask you to join me in supporting Monte Smith for Douglas County Commissioner.

John Pardon


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