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Elections 2002 - Bonner County Commissioner District 2

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Brian Orr, Democrat

by Brian Orr   

     After early education in Oldtown and Newport, Brian Orr received his AAS degree in electronics technology. His employment was in and around the Oldtown area and West Bonner County.
    Orr's public service began when he was elected to the Oldtown City Council in 1989. After moving up to Mayor, he was re-elected in 93 and again in 97. During this period, he organized and administered the funding to pave city streets and brought water and sewer lines to meet all requirements without an increase in city taxes.
    He broadened his knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations of the Bonner County Planning and Zoning Commission. His votes were recommendations to encourage fairness and consistency throughout the area. This kind of consideration for residents and businesses of the entire county led him to seek election to the County Board of Commissioners. He was elected in 98.
    Brian Orr is experienced and dedicated to bringing solutions to Bonner County that are fair, consistent, administered with trust and honesty, and he works hard to give the best value for the tax dollar.
    He has worked tirelessly on an issue important to everyone: improving the county's road system. Of the current 697 miles, the number of hard-surfaced roads has increased from 250 to 320 since 1998.
    In addition, solid waste fees have been reduced from  $90 to $75 per year.
    Brian is a strong supporter of Sheriff Phil Jarvis and his reorganization of law enforcement throughout the county. He has worked with the Waterways Commission to fix Bonner West Park, Laclede Boat Ramp and to pave Garfield Bay recreation facility and add an RV dump station.
    He has supported the Weed Department, brought the City of Priest River increased protection with a new contract with the Sheriff's Department and has served as Chairman of the Bonner County Area Transportation Team.
    Brian was also instrumental in negotiations to bring the West Bonner County Road Shop and Sheriff's West Sub-station to the old L-P Mill property on the edge of Priest River.

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