Thankfully the election is upon us and we have the opportunity to elect a new face on the Board of Curry County Commissioners (BOC). I am supporting John Herzog in this election.

Herzog is vying for the position currently held by Sue Gold. Gold has not served us well nor lived up to her campaign promises. When Gold ran four years ago she promised us that she was a problem solver and that she would serve as commissioner for $10,000 per year.

I can not recall any problems that Gold has solved or even contributed to solving during her term. During her term the BOC has been paralyzed by argument and divisiveness. It seems Gold’s only goal was to oppose the Curry Health District Emergency Room in Brookings and close the hospital in Gold Beach.

Regarding her promise to work for $10,000 a year Gold never told us that she would work only part time. During her first three years Gold worked, but a very few hours a week and only kicked it up after she filed for re-election. Also through July 2020 Gold has been paid an average of $78,000 per year in salary and benefits and this year will be paid over $90,000 in salary and benefits, which is a far cry from the $10,000 she promised. (Salary and benefit data comes from County budget posted on county web page.)

Sue’s campaign slogan was “Go for the Gold.” I guess she did. Please join me and return integrity to the BOC, elect John Herzog.

Lloyd Whaley

Brookings

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