Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM
Subject: Fwd: Candidate Questions
Thank you for your question. Please humor me briefly while I respond in part to your question to Avery:
I attend many meetings inside the county while I am a county commissioner. Many of those meetings are speaking engagements, where I am asked to speak to a group or organization about issues facing the county. I do not charge mileage to the county for my in-county travel, instead, I pay for one tank of gas per month as a public office holder expense. This allocation is fair and keeps the expenses to the taxpayers down.
As to the donations from the tribe and tribal members, the Coquille were my employers for over five year prior to my election. I like to believe that I did a good job while I was there, and showed a good work ethic. I have always had excellent references from prior employers, and I still keep in touch with many of them. As a matter of fact, Joan Seitz, who also donated to my campaign, was a judge that I clerked for prior to working for the Coquille. I have not held a single fundraiser during this election cycle, and all of my donations have come from people who support the work I have done.
I have been a commissioner for over five years, and I stand by my record. I have not done special favors for anyone, as my record clearly indicates. If I had to guess, I would say that the Coquille appreciate the stability and calmness that the Commission has experienced since I have been in office.
Thanks for your question.
Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 6:40 AM
Subject: RE: Candidate Questions
To: fred kirby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Bunns are my in laws and manage a real estate business in which my wife is a partner. They have no holdings in Coos County. I believe their generous donation is purely an expression of family support.
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