I just found out that Gerry Hemmingsen is running for a third term on the Board of Supervisors. When he first ran in 2006, I supported him based on the commitment he made to us. He said he was going to attract new physicians to the community. Now I find out that we have half the number of physicians we had in 2006. What happened to those new physicians? What happened to Gerry’s commitment?

When Hemmingsen first ran for the board over 11 years ago, he said he wanted to improve highways 101 and 199. Here we are a decade later with no improvement to Highway 199 and no bypass to Highway 101. What happened to Gerry’s commitment?

When Hemmingsen first ran for office, he said he would support keeping Kellogg Beach and Tolowa Dunes open for recreation. Both of these areas are still closed. What happened to Gerry’s commitment?

Eleven years ago Hemmingsen said, “I’ll work hard for you by working with other members of the board, not against them.” Really? From what I’ve seen at the board meetings, Hemmingsen is very argumentative and does not get along with other board members.

Let’s support anyone but Hemmingsen.

Doug Parton

Crescent City

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