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Ashley Hicks

Hello Everyone! My name is Ashley Hicks.

I am running for Douglas County commissioner position 2.

I’ve lived my entire life here.

I was born at Douglas Community Hospital, Roseburg in 1980.

My mom raised four girls and my dad worked the sawmill in Dillard.

Currently, I represent and speak for the citizens of Southeast Roseburg. I’m one of two Ward 4 city council members.

Ward 4 includes two of three nationally registered historic districts within Roseburg: Downtown and Mill-Pine.

The largest section of multi-use paths and riverfront trails in the city. At least a half dozen neighborhood parks, a boat launch, dog park, and our area visitors center.

Our part of the city has a men’s homeless shelter, countless eateries; restaurants, bars, coffee shops and breweries, several motels, a winery, firehouse, police station, city hall and hundreds of residents, small business owners, operators and employees.

I’ve worked many jobs over the years: waiting tables, bartending, working in our wine industry, residential construction, removing trash from our riverfront, 16 years as a small business owner, a community cleanup organizer, a member of the Roseburg Budget Committee, secretary of the Downtown Roseburg Association, an elected public official, a mom and a lifelong volunteer.

I believe these jobs have taught me how to serve our community with hard work, dedication, perseverance, tenacity, grit, listening to learn, thick skin, kindness and lots of prayer.

I’m not going to give a long speech on why you should elect me but I’ll show up, sit in, speak up and work my tail off for the citizens of Douglas County.

I believe we need more information, more jobs, more housing and more opportunities to prosper.

If you’re the type that cares about supporting our main streets, private property owners, small businesses, industrial development. My hope is you’ll vote for me.

Working together we create economic stimulus, increase entry-level jobs, build additional housing and increase employment opportunities.

Like you, I believe we should evaluate the health of native fish runs and wildlife species within South Umpqua and North Umpqua rivers. I believe we can do better grooming our forestland and preventing catastrophic wildfires.

All while increasing rural tourism, improving transportation facilities, and addressing the rising opioid crisis.

We can improve our graduation rates, expand clean-recycling, and provide citizens access to mental and physical health programs. I believe working together we can excel at overall livability and well-being of all who call Douglas County home.

May 15th is Election Day!

Whoever you decide to vote for, I want to thank you for voting.

If you would like to check your voter registration or change your party affiliation, please do so by visiting the state of Oregon website at www.sos.oregon.gov.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @voteashleyhicks or email me anytime at voteashleyhicks@outlook.com.

Together we’ll find a fix; vote for Ashley Hicks.

Ashley Hicks is a candidate for Douglas County commissioner position 2.

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