It is with enthusiasm that I announce my candidacy for

Chair of the Clackamas County Commission.

11695855_10155893811450193_1214975708693852852_n(1)Having served as a commissioner for the past 6+ years, I believe I am the best person to take on the challenges of leading this diverse and growing county. Although I had not originally planned on entering into the race for chair, when I opened the Oregonian to an article a few weeks ago outlining some very negative and potentially game changing allegations about certain members of the Clackamas County Commission, I knew I had to step up and throw my hat into the ring to lead the county in a more inclusive and productive way.

I am an upbeat, can-do kind of person and I have a great depth of experience in issues facing the county. I have built strong relationships with people across the spectrum- community, businesses, industry, local, state, regional and local governments and organizations. I reach across the aisle to find solutions. This is what the county needs and deserves from its leaders.

Please join me in moving our county down a more positive and prosperous path to the future by supporting me for

Chair of the Clackamas County Commission.

Thank you for the honor of serving you.

Sincerely,

Jim Bernard