Former local high school and college math teacher and "tea party" leader Sue Gold has worked hard as our county commissioner for four years and deserves another term.
At commissioner meetings I've personally seen Sue make careful, reasoned votes on every issue that has come up. She values solid, verified information and insists on having the facts before she takes a stand.
Commissioner Gold brings a deeply conservative background to her work but is also open to all legitimate points of view and considers them without bias. She does not rush to join political bandwagons; she sticks to issues that are actually the responsibility of the county commissioners; and she votes for measures that she learns will benefit all her constituents the most. She does not act at the behest of outside-the-county interests and takes no money from them. In fact, she takes no money at all for political campaigning. "Common sense" and "non-partisan" best describe her way of operating.
She has taken care to reign-in county spending wherever possible, including stands against unapproved travel by county officials and against spending for work that's not essential for county operations. She's negotiated savings in essential county waste disposal and supported road-crew equipment for efficient budgeting, "long-term savings" being her motto.
We know what we're getting with Sue Gold. And it's good. She has earned our vote.
Tim Palmer, Port Orford