Longview Daily News, October 26, 2020

 

Returning Dennis Weber and adding Will Finn to the Cowlitz County board of commissioners will set the stage for that body to work together in a much more productive and respectful way.

We know about Weber’s knowledge and work ethic and we know he always has citizens at the center of his decision-making process.

Finn’s communication skills, problem-solving approaches, energy, and common sense philosophy will be a welcome addition.

These two, together with Joe Gardner, will be able to work toward strategies to resolve some of Cowlitz County’s biggest challenges. They won’t always agree, but they will always listen to one another and to the citizens. All of the citizens.

We need a county commission who will work together to benefit all of us. Returning Dennis Weber and electing Will Finn can help make that happen.

Carol Bales

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, October 21, 2020

 

Regardless of your political beliefs, I would encourage you to vote for Dennis Weber to maintain his seat as a Cowlitz County commissioner.

Back in the late 1960s and 1970s, I was very involved creating programs for our developmentally and physically disabled citizens of all ages at our local YMCA.

Before the Mount St. Helens' catastrophe, we planned a trip to the YMCA camp at Spirit Lake. This required getting on a boat. We had five or six young adults with special needs.

Dennis Weber was one of our volunteer helpers. He took charge of one person in a wheelchair and handled everything with kindness and good care. Weber was in his early teens. His mother taught swimming lessons at the YMCA.

Weber always has given his utmost to serve our community. He is genuinely sincere in doing all he can for people from all walks of life. He has accomplished so much throughout his many years of devotion for Cowlitz County.

I have great respect for Kurt Anagnostou, but please join me with your vote for Dennis Weber.

Brenda G. Nanney

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, October 13, 2020

As a fellow Rotarian and a violinist with the local symphony, I've known Cowlitz County Commissioner Dennis Weber for nearly 30 years.

He has faithfully served our community in many roles, both as a public servant and a teacher at R.A. Long High School.

While we have not always agreed on issues, he always has responded and kept open our communications, something to be embraced. At the end of the day, we are able to carry on our well-founded relationship.

Finally, Weber represents a good rational balance for the board of commissioners, and he needs to be retained for another term.

Vote for Dennis Weber.

Gary Lindstrom

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, September 17, 2020

In 2007, a white supremacist was dispatched by the Aryan Nations to establish a “church” in Longview. Dennis Weber was a catalyst for action by concerned citizens to stage a peaceful protest showing that Longview would not stand with white supremacists.

Dennis’ goal was quoted in The Daily News in November 2007: “…tell members of this group they’re not really welcome, they don’t represent this community...” Hundreds showed up to march and picnic at Victoria Freeman Park to oppose the “church.” The park is named for the woman who, in 1924, took her children to the “white” school insisting they be educated there – integrating Longview’s schools. Some citizens sat in the front rows of the “church” meeting, quietly observing. The “church” left. Their website subsequently featured Dennis as an enemy.

Eventually the man spearheading this “church” turned his life around and apologized for his actions.

Dennis Weber always stands strong and fights for equality and against bigotry. We need that kind of leadership – now more than ever. Please join me in voting for Dennis Weber for Cowlitz County commissioner.

Carol Bales

Longview

 

Longview Daily News, July 24, 2020

 

Remember all the silly, counterproductive drama we had when Kurt Anagnostou was a Cowlitz PUD commissioner? We don't need a repeat of that at the county level.

Instead, we should re-elect Dennis Weber as Cowlitz County commissioner. Weber has been an effective leader in city and county government for decades. He considers all sides of the issues and works to build solutions based on consensus. Because of his long experience, he is exceptionally knowledgeable of the needs of our county.

Please join me in supporting Dennis Weber's re-election as Cowlitz County commissioner.

Mike Woods

 

Longview Daily News, July 14, 2020

Cowlitz County Commissioner Dennis Weber has spent his life learning, teaching and serving. His sound approach to fiscal policy and deep understanding of our United States and Washington state constitutions guide him in every decision he makes on our behalf.

Weber worked to help develop a plan to make our landfill profitable, keep rates low and retain county control.

When child custody cases were facing long, untenable backlogs and causing undue turmoil for kids, he convinced his fellow commissioners to add another judge and found a way to do it without raising taxes. And like a bulldog, he convinced bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., to promise that funding would be restored to track sediment flows down the Cowlitz River.

There’s a reason Weber keeps getting elected. We trust his thoughtful judgment and concern for every citizen. He understands what Cowlitz County is and what it can be, and works hard every day to improve this place he deeply loves.

Please join me voting for Dennis Weber for Cowlitz County Commissioner.

Carol Bales

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