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May 8, 2013
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Letter: Re-elect Wes Melo for Fire District 2 Board in Douglas County

Wes Melo for Fire Dist. No. 2

I have served with Wes Melo for the past four years on the Fire Board. He brings a wealth of experience, having served as a volunteer fire fighter for multiple organizations and as a fire chief for five years. He also brings a wealth of business experience from the private sector, having served in senior management positions from human resources to operations. Wes is balanced and fair in his approach to problem solving.

Wes is focused on ensuring that the services, finances, and infrastructure of Fire District #2 are of high quality and on a sound financial footing so that the district can meet the needs of the people it serves, both today and into the future. Fire District #2 has the same financial challenges of all publicly funded organizations. Costs for utilities, fuel, health insurance, and PERS are rising faster than resources. Wes supports common sense changes that address these cost issues in a balanced and fair way. His goal is to ensure that our communities have the services they rely on, both today and in the future. He understands that the Fire District was formed to serve its patrons.

The next few years are critical, as the only way fire and emergency medical services can remain on solid financial footing is by controlling costs. Wes is a good man with the best interests of the pubic and fire/EMS personnel at heart. Please join me in re-electing him to serve you!

Dan Yoder


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