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I see letters, beating jobs and environmental issues to death, being written to the editors about the Columbia County commissioners race. There is no way everyone will agree on those issues. However, there are many more matters of importance which a county commissioner must give consideration. Meeting the needs of our veterans is one of them.

Henry Heimuller has been, and is, a staunch supporter and advocate for our local veterans in their daily struggle for food, shelter, counseling, and jobs. He quickly and effectively lends his hand, and opens his heart to help vets get the services they have earned and deserve. He does this with his normal quiet humility and sense of community.

To my knowledge, Ms. Lichatowich has not demonstrated much, if any, interest in assisting these men and women who served to help preserve our rights and freedoms.

These are among the many reasons I will be voting for Henry Heimuller, and ask you, veteran or not, to do so also.

Don Kielblock

Warren, Oregon