By Al Petersen, St. Helens

I’ll be voting for Margaret Magruder for County Commissioner position 1 and I urge others to do the same. Margaret comes from a farming family in Clatskanie and maintains the family farm to this day. Margaret is concerned about the environment and has served on the Lower Columbia River Watershed Council for 20 years. Margaret has been involved in many wetlands and habitat restoration projects that have benefited the environment and at the same time allowed landowners to continue to work their farms. Margaret understands the balance needed to address social, economic, and environmental issues facing our rural county. Key to any county commissioner’s role is working with the many state agencies that regulate our counties. Margaret comes to the job with experience and continued connections at the state level, she will hit the ground running.

I urge everyone to vote for Margaret Magruder for County Commissioner position 1.


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