The two individuals running for District 3 Supervisor are sincere candidates, but I believe Brian Veerkamp is the most prepared and experienced choice.
In these difficult economic times, it is critical that the new supervisor is able to step into the complicated job without first overcoming a steep learning curve. Brian Veerkamp is more than prepared and would immediately be an effective, knowledgeable and contributing member of the Board of Supervisors.
Brian’s educational and work experience is stellar. He has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. He served for well over a decade as a Board Member and also Board President of the Camino Union School District. This certainly contributed to his understanding the role of a Board Member and exemplifies his support for public education. He also earned a Lifetime Teaching Credential for the Los Rios Community College District.
Brian’s career in firefighting began as a Volunteer Firefighter and culminated in being the Fire Chief of the largest Fire Department on the Western Slope. That job required managing a large workforce, preparing budgets and accomplishing everything a top level administrator is required to do. He retired after serving 30 years in Public Emergency Services and will bring that leadership, energy and enthusiasm to the job of supervisor.
Brian has served on many boards and has also been accountable to boards. He is the only candidate who has worked with and understands the complexities of local, state and federal agencies.
I believe Brian is running for supervisor for what he can do to help both his constituents and the entire county. He has proven himself in all he has done thus far in his career. Ambition has nothing to do with his running for office. Even the compensation a supervisor receives is not a determining factor. Brian has refreshingly vowed that he will donate all of the salary and benefits from the job back to the taxpayers.
How refreshing and unique is that? Join me in voting for the best candidate, Brian Veerkamp.