Franklin County Commissioner
District 1 (D)
"Leading Through Listening"
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05/10/2020 at 12pm
Kim Lehrman Announces Her Candidacy for County Commissioner District 1
Pasco, WA – Kim Lehrman of Pasco announced on Sunday, May 10 that she will be running as a Democrat for County Commissioner District 1, currently occupied by Brad Peck. Kim is a committed leader in Franklin County, especially on children and family well-being issues.
Kim was raised on a cattle and alfalfa farm where she learned the value of hard work and working together. She played sports in high school, including Cross Country and Track, and was a member of her school’s FFA chapter. Her style of leadership earned Kim the title of Women’s Team Captain for both Cross Country and Track as a collegiate athlete while at Clark Community College in Vancouver, WA.. Kim graduated from Washington State University Pullman with a General Agriculture Science degree and went on to teach agriculture, welding, Ag biology, animal science, horticulture and floriculture throughout her career including in the Pasco public schools. She left teaching in 2013 after 13 years to stay home with her family that now includes four children. While raising her family, Kim has remained deeply involved in her community. She fights for students in the Pasco schools by organizing science fairs, having served as parent chair on the Action Team for Partnership, and volunteering in multiple organizations to help pass local school levies and bonds that paid for school student enrichment activities. Kim also makes time to coach girls’ soccer and boys and girls’ basketball.
Kim believes that elected leaders must listen to their constituents and make responsible decisions by hearing diverse points of view and gathering as much available information as possible. “In an era of divisive politics, it is important to focus on the cooperative spirit and common-sense values that make Franklin County such a wonderful place to live. I believe that one of my strengths as a candidate is to listen and build bridges between different cultures and ideologies in our community. For our county to reach its full potential, it is important for all of us to feel heard, and confident in the policies our leaders put forward to represent all of us. The citizens of our county deserve a commissioner who is willing to lead through listening.”
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