Nichols’ financial background vital for county
Bruce Nichols should be considered by all the voting public as a great choice for a County Commissioner. I have worked with Bruce for the last decade as secretary for the Haines Cemetery District.
Bruce is the accountant for the Haines Cemetery District. When Bruce became the accountant the District was in dire straits financially. Now the District is financially secure thanks to Bruce. Bruce is very helpful with explanations to the budget committee when budget time comes around.
I believe Bruce would be a good addition to the commissioners as a strong financial background is essential for a strong financial Baker County.
Justus will do more than recite the Constitution
Our country is in trouble. It is in trouble because we have allowed our government to encroach into areas historically the government was never meant to be. We see a great divide between people who do not understand the founding documents which formed this country and those that do.
There is a grassroots movement to get back to a Constitutional government. But now there is a faction of society which thinks if you are for upholding the Constitution you are now a terrorist, a bad person, someone who wants anarchy…well no, we just want our government to follow the law.
My Uncle Kody went to Harney County to support the Dwight and Stephen Hammond families, as did most of the people who went to Burns. The Hammond family has been pushed to the brink of losing their family business by abusive BLM employees. Some federal employees are out of control. Combine this with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who has slapped a first right of refusal (to BLM) on the Hammonds’ property should they have to sell the family business — how crooked is this?
Change begins at the grassroots level, the county level. When elected, Kody will more than recite the words of the oath of office; he will mean them with every fiber of his being. If the voters of Baker County truly want someone who loves the custom and culture of this county and will manage the county business fairly, vote for Kody Justus.
Nichols’ experience would be asset to county
It was a pleasure to learn recently that our longtime friend and ranch accountant, Bruce Nichols, has filed to run for the County Commission position that Tim Kerns now holds.
I would like to thank Tim for all his years of service. I know it wasn’t for fame or fortune, but for his commitment to the betterment of Baker County. Thanks, Tim. Great job.
As with Tim, I know Bruce has the desire to serve for the betterment of our county. Bruce and his family have deep roots in Baker County. One of Bruce’s ancestors was an original homesteader on Burnt River in the Bridgeport area.
Over the years, Bruce has had many ag producer clients such as ourselves. Because of that experience he knows very well that agriculture is the backbone of Baker County’s economy and how important it is to do what can be done at the county level to support the county’s ag industry. The majority of ag income goes back into the local economy in the form of wages, the purchase of goods and services, and property taxes. Bruce’s experience in the budgeting process will be a real asset to the Commission.
Bruce has also shown his interest in the community by serving on a number of local boards. I know Bruce to be a man of honesty and integrity. I believe he is the best man for the job. I encourage my fellow Republicans not only to vote for Bruce Nichols on May 17, but to encourage others to do the same.
Nichols would represent all of Baker County’s interests
I am supporting Bruce Nichols for Baker County Commissioner because he is not a one-issue candidate. He does not have an agenda. All he wants to do is serve the people of our county by tackling a breadth of issues that matter to us all.
Many of us have checked out electbrucenichols.com and bakercounty.org to learn about his broad range of interests in things that matter to most voters, such as economic development, fiscal responsibility, public land and natural resources.
We discovered that he is fiscally conservative and favors continued partnering with education to build a body of citizens with the skills necessary to serve business and industry.
Bruce Nichols wants to focus on small and start-up businesses and mid-size manufacturing, and court retail and wholesale grocery stores and warehouses to determine what they need to locate in our county.
He believes that using natural resources, such as grazing livestock on public lands, will yield economic benefits for years to come if managed properly, and that forest practices to avert and control wildfire must be improved. He does not believe we have the resources to manage our public lands without help from state and federal agencies.
Bruce Nichols has a well-educated understanding of the role of the Baker County Commission and views his role as being a strong team player. His background includes municipal auditing as a Certified Public Accountant, more than three decades of governmental auditing, nonprofit and private business auditing and governmental budgeting, managing and consulting.
A vote for Bruce Nichols is a vote for a well-qualified candidate who will represent the broadest range of issues in our county, not just the agenda and narrow interests of a few.
Baker’s grocery monopoly should not be accepted
The antitrust laws are a collection of federal and state laws that regulate the conduct and organization of business corporations, to promote fair competitions for consumers. Essentially these laws prohibit business practices that unreasonably deprive consumers of the benefits of competition resulting in higher prices for products and services. Also these laws protect the consumer from monopolies and price-fixing. A monopoly occurs when a company owns all or nearly all of the market for a particular type of product or service.
Well guess what. This is exactly what we presently have in Baker City. We are stuck with one grocery store where the prices are ridiculously high and keep going up. This is because they have no competition and they have a monopoly here in Baker City. Consumers are forced to go out of town to have a choice for groceries, that are competitive with other grocery stores. This behavior is unacceptable from a responsible company who should be a good citizen in the city they operate in.
How long is this situation going to be allowed to continue here in Baker City? Is there anything in the works that is going to eliminate this problem?
Let’s all hope so.
Justus the best choice for Baker County
Baker County is very dear to my heart. That is why I am asking you to support Kody Justus for Commissioner.
I grew up and graduated high school here. It was my honor to have served on the Baker 5J School Board. I continue to serve in the Army National Guard based here in Baker City. I will always consider Baker County home.
I was very involved in local politics as an elected official, and in the Baker County Republican Party.
That is why it saddens me to see the unfair and vicious attacks on Kody. Once again the local Democrats and the status quo are attacking the conservative guy.
Why? Well, that’s what liberals do, the drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and inaccurate information. Then a smear campaign attacking conservative values at hopes of allowing their candidate to win.
If the Democrats wanted a liberal candidate as a commissioner so bad why didn’t a Democrat run? Once again, they have their candidate. Bruce Nichols.
What really worries me about Nichols is not who supports him. It’s his past government experience.
One of the most important job duties as commissioner is budgeting and management. Nichols once served on the Baker City Budget Board and touts his budget experience history. Nichols does have a history, a history of being absent. Most of the meeting minutes show Nichols as “absent” and in 2014 he skipped the whole year altogether.
The budget is very important and should be taken seriously. Skipping an entire year and over half of the meetings is unacceptable. This is not the type of budget experience Baker County needs.
The minutes are available at (www.bakercity.com/DocumentCenter)
It seems these local boards or committees get filled with people to fill slots to prevent opposition or change. A filler or a no show would not make a good commissioner.
It is clear that Nichols is a businessman. Nichols might be good at minding other people’s business just not the county’s business.
Kody will show up, and is the conservative choice.
Vote Kody Justus for Baker County Commissioner.