My name is Dennis Wuerth and I ask you to please vote for me as the most qualified candidate for County Commissioner, District 1. I am a ‘WRITE-IN’ candidate, so I won’t appear on the ballot.
My objectives I’d like you to review: 1. Ensure adequate financial reserves for future contingencies; 2. Sustain our county’s natural resource economy; 3. Encourage the visitor bureau to bring in tourism and recreation; 4. Encourage the Public Development Authority to bring in jobs and light industry; 5. Finalize the GMA Opt-Out; and 6. Encourage Healthy Ferry County Committee, and focus on keeping our youth off drugs and alcohol.
My educational background: 1. Associates – Business; 2. Bachelors – Business Administration; 3. Masters – Management, Public Administration. I achieved my degrees while working full time in the Army, married, having two toddlers, and going to school in the evenings and Saturdays.
I fully support a non-motorized Rail Trail for recreational use. I will work with the ATV association in an attempt to broaden the number of motorized trails in the Kettle Range and Okanagan Highlands. I will also work with them to gain access to the east side of the Rail Trail; however I will not support any proposal that jeopardizes grants for the Rail Trail, Safe Routes to Schools, or bicycle/pedestrian safety.
I believe our Lord gave us the forest to responsibly enjoy and use as a resource. I support the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition and after discussions with conservationists and local loggers I completely agree the forest can be logged at 800,000,000 board feet annually. This additional logging will put more of our local loggers to work in the forest, improve the county economy, and provide a safer forest. I also support additional grazing to remove brush, and prescribed burns, along with increased logging to help make a healthier, safer forest.
For more information please refer to www.denniswuerth.com for additional thoughts.