We have the opportunity to elect two county commissioners with whom I worked in this state’s Legislature in the 1970s to 1990s.
Joe Tanner, a Democrat, worked across the aisle in the House and Senate to help bring new economic development to Southwest Washington.
To Tanner, economic development was nonpartisan; it just meant more jobs.
As a legislator and president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, he helped marshal our community leadership to replace smoke-stack industries with high-tech jobs.
Marc Boldt, a Republican, worked across the aisle in the Legislature and as county commissioner. The criticism by his own party is indicative of his willingness to put his constituents before party.
Through collaboration, Boldt and Tanner will serve our community well.