For many years, I have encouraged Margaret Magruder to run for Columbia County Commissioner. This year, she filed for Commissioner Position Number One. Margaret has an excellent grasp of the concerns and potential of the entire county, loads of relevant experience, and an incredible capacity to get people to work together on all manner of projects, both in the public and private sectors. I have seen her in action as Coordinator of the Lower Columbia River Watershed Council, long-term member of the Columbia County Budget Committee, and in her state and national roles in agricultural/natural resource organizations. Her breadth of experience sets her apart from the other candidates for this position. Margaret is an outstanding person and candidate. She is someone you can trust with your vote. I enthusiastically urge you to vote for her.