I am writing in support of George Murdock for Umatilla County Commissioner. I was chair of the Umatilla-Morrow Education Service District Board of Directors when we hired George as superintendent.

I had the opportunity to get to know him personally and respect his skill as an administrator, budget officer and entrepreneur during his tenure at the ESD. I watched him work willi the 300-plus staff of the ESD located across two counties, with customer school districts representing a wide range of needs and desires.

George managed the $30 million dollar budget of the ESD to provide high quality, customer-oriented services to the member districts and residents of the districts. During George’s tenure-at the ESD, the information technology department was greatly expanded and became a highly sought-after service by the districts. A cooperative purchasing agency was also created that provides supplies to the member districts and several other governmental agencies, including Umatilla County, at a savings to the districts, with an emphasis on customer service and delivery.

I say we shouldn’t miss this opportunity to put an excellent administrator in a place where administration is the job.

Please join me in voting for George Murdock for Umatilla County Commissioner.

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