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April 24, 2014
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Letter: Critical position in Douglas County requires skill and knowledge

Freeman for commissioner

I am writing this letter because I feel Tim Freeman is truly the best candidate for the job of our county commissioner. This is such a vital and critical position for our community and it is so important to have an individual who is qualified and knowledgeable.

I actually took a day to travel to Salem and job shadow State Rep. Freeman while he was working. I came away very impressed and amazed by the number hours Tim committed to his job. Douglas County has an annual budget of $113.5 million and more than 710 employees. This is a very large organization.

If you were hiring a general manager or a CEO for your company, wouldn’t you want the person with the skills necessary to perform the duties and carry out the responsibility of the position?

You wouldn’t hire someone because he is your friend or you like the business he owns or for which he works; you’d hire the person who was the most experienced and competent to run your company.

It is no different with our votes. I know several of the candidates and like them very much. However, this is not about doing business with friends, this is about hiring for one of the most crucial positions in this county. We are hiring for the position of county commissioner and we must have the candidate with the skills essential to perform the job.

The experience Tim has gained over the last several years with both the state and city governments make him the most skilled candidate for this position. I hope when you are voting, you’ll see that what I’m saying makes sense and check your ballot for the candidate who is the most qualified: Tim Freeman.

Sandy K. Bratton


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