I write today to express support for Lisa Tarabochia Clement as a candidate for Clatsop County commissioner for District 3. She is a member of a prominent multigenerational Columbia River commercial fishing family. She has provided leadership in support of sustainable commercial fisheries on the Columbia River, and in the effort to protect and preserve the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, that of Bristol Bay, Alaska, from large-scale mining projects, such as the proposed Pebble Mine.

We can expect her to work toward a future in which Clatsop County families can earn a good living here at home, in a business environment that encourages the sustainable utilization of our abundant natural resources.

All of the candidates for the Clatsop County Commission say they are in favor of providing for job growth in the county. That is well and good as far as that goes. Clement supports job growth which will build a strong foundation for bettering the lives of our working families, rather than those designed to line the pockets of investors in distant places.

She and her husband, Gordon, run Clemente’s, a fine restaurant located in a beautifully restored storefront in Astoria’s Downtown Historic District. Their business philosophy is reflected in the menu featuring Northwest cuisine, using the freshest ingredients from locally sourced farms and fisheries.

As a native Astorian, she believes in preserving the best of the past, while planning for a better future for our children. Please join me in supporting Lisa’s candidacy.

Hobe Kytr

Astoria

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