I can only express total disgust at the behavior of some of the board members of the Port of Astoria at the board meeting on Tuesday, April 4 as reported in The Daily Astorian and by someone who attended the meeting.

During the past 22 years, I have sat on the board of several local governments and have also attended the meetings of many others. In all that time I have never seen any board member act in the manner that is constantly reported in The Daily Astorian concerning some on the board members of the Port of Astoria.

When the Port board meetings become so contentious that one of the board members ends up in the hospital — there is definitely a problem that must be addressed. The voters must get involved — say “enough” — and vote off the board those creating the problems.

Please remember that all registered voters who are residents of Clatsop County are eligible to vote for all three (3) positions listed for the Port of Astoria Commission. The Port is an economic engine for the entire county, which makes this election very important to all residents of Clatsop County.

We need to return some sanity to the Port of Astoria Commission.

Please join me in voting to elect Campbell, Spence and Rohne to the board of the Port of Astoria.

Carol Gearin



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