As the March 6th deadline approaches a second candidate has announced the intention to run for the Clatsop county commission for District 3.
Pamela Wev is the vice-chair of the county Democratic Central Committee who says she knows what good government looks like.
"From my years as a planner I've seen good government and bad government," says Wev, adding " I know what good government looks like and I want to put the good lessons to work for the people of Clatsop County.
According to a news release, Wev is an urban planning and economic development consultant who has worked in Oregon helping governments chart and manage their growth. "My approach is to find answers today that also help us down the road," she says.
Wev says she grew up in a Coast Guard family and traveled the world with her father who retired as a senior captain. She states she has raised two children as a single mom and will soon become a grandmother. Her family life and upbringing have shaped her view of government interaction with citizens. "Having a good job is important not only for the individual and the family but for the entire community," Wev said. "Economic development and quality of life decisions made by our commissioners will affect our residents long into the future."
Beyond economic development, Wev states she sees other vital key issues for the commissioners to address. "growth is coming, but we must also be prepared for growing pains." Wev points to Forestry, affordable housing, mental health services, drug dependency, criminal justice and emergency preparedness as some of those key issues in Clatsop County.
Wev is active in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Indivisible North Coast Oregon, the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, and the First Presbyterian Church in Astoria.
Wev is the second declared candidate for the District 3 seat currently held by Commissioner Lisa Clement whose term ends January 1, 2019. The first person to declare for the job is former Astoria City Councilor Peter Roscoe.
Election day is May 15, 2018