Yamamoto files for Commissioner

David Yamamoto

David Yamamoto has announced his candidacy for the position of Tillamook County Commissioner, Position #2.
This seat is currently held by Commissioner Mark Labhart, who has announced he will not run for another term.
“A resident of Pacific City, I believe Tillamook County needs strong leaders who come to the table with fresh perspectives and have a willingness to work harder and smarter for every citizen of Tillamook County,” said Yamamoto. “I feel it is important to give back to the community that has offered so much to me and my wife, Terrie.”
Yamamoto has worked for over 20 years in the forest products industry, 19 years as a long-term care specialist dealing with senior issues, and most recently as a real estate broker. An active community volunteer, he is also a part of the Pacific City-Woods Citizen’s Advisory Committee, NW Area Commission on Transportation, Tillamook County Health Care CAC, Territorial Sea Plan Advisory Committee, Tillamook County Futures Council and Tillamook County Citizen Corps Council.
“I believe that leadership is not about putting out fires as they come up, but rather implementing plans, providing direction, and bringing people together while working towards a common vision,” he continued. “This vision must include stopping the decay in our traditional natural resource industries of dairy, fishing, and forestry. At the same time, we must strengthen our ability to accommodate and promote tourism, especially during the off summer months.  We must also concentrate on attracting new small business and light industry and we should utilize the apprenticeship programs offered by Tillamook Bay Community College to train local residents to fill these new family wage job opportunities.”
Yamamoto will spend the coming months travelling around Tillamook County, speaking with community members and leaders. “I really look forward to listening,” he said. “I want to focus on the concerns that community has. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but what I do have is a strong work ethic and dedication to making Tillamook County a better place to live, work and do business.”

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