I heartily recommend Peter Huhtala for Clatsop County Commissioner, District 3. In the 12 or more years I have known him, he has always demonstrated complete integrity and honesty in tirelessly working to protect the environmental health and the economic well-being of our region.

Huhtala comes from a family who has worked on and knows our river, as he has. He supports, from his personal knowledge, good and lasting jobs that will now, and long-term, benefit our Columbia River community.

He is on the advisory board of Columbia Riverkeeper, an organization that works for the good of the river and the Lower Columbia estuary. His motivation is always that of a concerned citizen, willing to do the arduous, often thankless nonpaying work, that benefits us all,where it is needed.

Huhtala is able to work cooperatively with other people and organizations to help create win/win outcomes, locally and with state and federal agencies. He keeps on when the going gets tough, and I believe he will represent the people of Clatsop County fairly and factually. He will not be intimidated by those who do not represent the best interests of the county.

You can count on him to respond to your concerns, and to do the peoples' business on the county commission with openness and conviction. I urge your vote for Peter Huhtala, and look forward to better times ahead.

ANNE SPLANE PHILLIPS

Astoria

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