EDITOR: Now that the final primary election results are in, I’d like to thank District 3 voters for nominating me for the November runoff election. I look forward to the fall campaign and working hard to gain your confidence to be your next supervisor.
If elected, my priorites as county supervisor will be to:
• Continually seek better ways to distribute and save our limited tax dollars. In this new era of far less tax revenues we need to start thinking differently about how Government works.
• Updating our General Plan to protect our rural quality of life, protect our public safety and property values.
* Streamlining the county permit process to help businesses expand and encourage new businesses to locate here.
When I decided to run for county supervisor it was not for the money. If elected, I intend to give the $103,000 (approximate) a year county supervisor salary (inclusive of retirement and medical benefits) back to the taxpayers. I’m fortunate to have earned a pension after serving 30 plus years as a professional firefighter in the county. I’m grateful for this, and now that I’m retired, I want to give more back to the community that I so deeply care for.
BRIAN K. VEERKAMP