I am writing in support of Clatsop County Commissioner Lianne Thompson, with whom I’ve worked on issues related to the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake/tsunami event. I know Lianne is a dedicated public servant who is working to make Clatsop County residents’ lives better, and protect them against the worst effects of the subduction zone event.
I’m not familiar with the politics of your area, so it’s hard for me to understand how an elected representative can be attacked for acting out of a motivation to serve, rather than out of self-interest (“Lee calls for Thompson’s resignation,” The Daily Astorian, Oct. 26).
What I can tell you is that in all my interactions with Lianne, I have found her to be a sincere advocate for her constituents, and a positive force for earthquake resilience in the entire state of Oregon through her work at the Association of Oregon Counties. Oregon needs many more public servants like her.