Todd is a Walla Walla native and has ties to the early founders of this great community. Service to the community is a family tradition, and Todd is proud to have served this community in various capacities. Todd looks forward to using this experience and knowledge that he has gained from farming, working as a CPA and serving on the Walla Walla County Conservation District and Northwest Grain Grower's Boards of Directors to help navigtate through and find solutions to the issues our county faces.
Business recruitment and the retention and expansion of existing businesses will broaden the tax base for the county, lowering the tax burden of property owners. I support environmentally safe economic development and the preservation of natural resources while exploring opportunities that will benefit future generations.
As growth within the UGA (Urban Growth Area) expands, our county services will be impacted. These being Public Safety and the Public Works (County Road Department). I will work with these departments as well as the cities of Walla Walla and College Place to address the financial impacts to the county and ensure that services provided are not diminished.
WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY
Water is Walla Walla County's most valuable resource. It is essential for our cities, businesses, and agriculture. The county has representation on two very important boards: the Walla Walla Watershed Partnership and Snake River Salmon Recovery Board. My experience as a dryland and irrigated farmer as well as a current board member with the Walla Walla County Conservation District will be a tremendous benefit.
Living in the rural part of the county, I rely on and support our law enforcement, rural fire districts, emergency medical services, and all first responders for the services that they provide to the unincorporated portions of Walla Walla County.