Putting People First, Al Smith candidate for Grays Harbor County Commissioner District 3
 
 
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  Al Smith (Dem)
 for Grays Harbor County Commissioner, District 3

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ELECTED EXPERIENCE
    5 years Wishkah school board director
    Currently Vice Chair G.H. County Marine Resource Committee
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Owner of North West Alternative Energy, LLC - 21 years.
EDUCATION
    G.H. College, trade schools, solar hydronics and waste oil       heater repair and installation
                       Viet Nam Veteran 1963 – 1966
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  40 years EMT/Fireman G.H. C. District 10
  Currently involved with Wishkah Road Flood Mitigation Project
Active in community issues:
    Concerned about public safety, crude-by-rail and maintaining
        viable hospital services.
I am a lifelong Harbor resident, and Vietnam Veteran.  During my 23 years at the Hoquiam Pulp and Paper mill I also served as a union officer for  Local 169, AWPPA. I am currently a retired 40 year volunteer firefighter/EMT, and during that time also served 5 years on the Wishkah Valley School Board. I also served a year on the Harbor Credit Union Board of Directors. For the last 25 years I have been an owner/operator of a small business in the alternative energy industry. I am currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Grays Harbor County Marine Resource Committee, and active in community issues.
 
I look forward to working for the taxpayers of district 3. My goals are to protect local jobs, industries and natural resources; to help create a collaborative effort to bring new industries to our unique port area; and to work with citizens and county employees to provide needed services with scarce tax dollars.

Al Smith   

Al Smith's Planks
for District #3 Candidacy
  • To bring stronger representation of District 3 to the County Commission.
  • To be pro-active in efforts to bring new jobs and industry to the Harbor and reestablish the Economic Development Council seeking wide community input.
  • To encourage fiscal restraint and accountability to keep property taxes sensible.
  • To find strategies that maximize local services while keeping costs low (such as economies of scale, cooperative agreements, restructuring) and pursue a county wide citizen-led Strategic Planning process.
  • To be a strong advocate for quality, transparency and accountability in GHC health care system.
  • To provide a strong voice for our local fishing, maritime and tourism industries and defend them against risky projects such as Crude-by-Rail and global threats like ocean acidification.
  • To challenge Land Banking and new land use policies by Timber companies which restrict hunting and recreational use to the few who can afford high fees.
 
 
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The Daily World.com

Posted February 27, 2014 - 8:39am
Al Smith will run for county commissioner

Posted April 26,, 2014 - 8:31am
Hospital continues to make its pitch
As a former firefighter and EMT, Al Smith understands the need to help Gray Harbor Community Hospital become a public hospital.