Mary J. Repar,
Commissioner, District #2
Our county faces some rough times. How we got here is a lesson learned and should provide impetus for changing the way business is conducted. Our future should be based on ACCOUNTABILITY and TRANSPARENCY in our government, and COMMUNICATION with all our citizens. We must invest in our people instead of buildings. How we do that is by fostering education opportunities (vocational and academic), creating small business incubators (small business is critical to our economic well-being and survival), creating a economic hub zone for small businesses and start-ups, making high speed Internet affordable for businesses and citizens, and much more.
- Elected Experience: Elected as Park and Recreational District commissioner, in 2010. (Not in office, since the levy did not pass.)
- Other Professional Experience: U.S. Air Force Reserve, Intelligence Officer, Major, retired—served as operations and plans officer, political/military analyst, executive officer, supervisor, etc.; Geophysicist and seismic interpreter for major oil companies, consultant.
- Education: Bachelor of Science (’75) from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
- Community Service: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 29 years; Stevenson Board of Adjustment, 12 years; Skamania Fair Board, 5 years; Skamania Lions, Secretary, 6 years, present; Stevenson Toastmasters, 7 years; Friends of the Library, President, 12 years; Skamania County Public Health Advisory Board, 2 years; Stevenson’s Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, 18 months; Stevenson Grange #121, President, present.