As Clatsop County Commissioner Patricia Roberts steps down from her position at the end of her term in December, Gearhart resident Sarah Nebeker is ready to step in as the new District 2 board commission member.

When she knew she had the majority of voters over her opponent John Dunzer in the May 15 Primary Election race she expressed her feelings.

"I am excited," she said. "I am happy, but scared too because now I am a county commissioner and I don’t take it lightly."

Nebeker’s background includes 24 years as a Gearhart Planning Commissioner.

"I think that gives me a good background in several areas including land use and working with other people with different points of view, but there will be a learning curve," Nebeker said."There are a lot of complex and controversial issues facing the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners. I will study the issues to the best of my abilities."

Nebeker also wants to hear from people across the county.

"I don’t have an agenda," she said. "I have to step into the office and see what's coming up. I want to talk with people and hear what they have to say. The more involvement. the better."

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