By CODY BOWEN East Oregonian

As Union County Sheriff, I am writing to express my strong support for Todd Nash as a candidate who prioritizes public safety. With his unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities, Todd Nash stands out as the candidate we need in these challenging times.

Todd puts his words into action. He is a vocal supporter of public safety and has always advocated for more local control, local decision-making and more funding — all things that are exactly what we need in District 29. I have the most confidence in Todd that as our senator he would push back on policies and legislation that are being forced upon us.

Todd understands the diverse needs of our district and has a track record of advocating for policies that holistically improve public safety, education, health care and economic opportunities for all residents.

His demeanor is approachable and his concern is genuine for the people he represents. He listens and works tirelessly to find solutions that benefit everyone. As a leader, Todd is thoughtful and honest, trustworthy and determined to do his best work each and every day.

Todd’s integrity and compassion make him a valued member of our local government, and hopefully soon our state. He values diverse perspectives and is committed to representing our district effectively in the Oregon Legislature.

Under Todd’s leadership, I am confident that our community will become an even safer place to live, work and raise a family. His collaborative approach to problem-solving and his willingness to listen to the concerns of residents make him the ideal candidate to represent our interests.

I wholeheartedly support Todd Nash for Senate, and I urge my fellow community members to join me in voting for him on Election Day. Together, we can build a safer and more prosperous future for all.

Cody Bowen

Union County Sheriff

La Grande