Wow! What a beautiful Washington County weekend, I hope yours was as blessed as mine. I just want to come on here and share some final thoughts before we head into the voting week and be as transparent with you folks as possible. If you attended the meet and greets, or watched the videos on my campaign page, you will have learned that I have never held a government job or political position in my life. Well, neither did Donald Trump.
I simply grew up on a family ranch, in a working partnership with my father and grandfather. My opponent, Deborah Warren, has been affiliated with a government job working for Washington County in many different areas. Does that mean she has more experience working for the county the last 12 years? Yes, it does, but my ranch working does not mean I lack management skills and duties. I’m not saying Deborah is not qualified for this position. I’m sure she feels she is the best person for the job, as she should, but I feel I am a better fit at this time for this position.
There has been talk by an individual questioning my ability to “manage” per se and who has portrayed me as a simple ranch hand. This individual does not know me or the skills I hold to run a well rounded ranch. As your county commissioner I will do my best to inform myself on issues before judging or voicing an opinion in making a decision. In the words of the great Paul Harvey-SO GOD MADE A FARMER.
I am running as county commissioner because I believe things need to be cleaned up. I feel as though we need to guide our county and communities, this happens with a fresh set of eyes, an open mind, and a lack of personal agenda. There’s a saying that goes “keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.” I am an individual who is eager and willing to learn the ropes, and who wants the community involved when it comes to decision making.
I hope all citizens get out to vote as that is one of the first steps to make a difference. Get out and vote on May 17th and if any of you have questions or concerns, please call me!
- Gordon Wilkerson