Primary Election ~Tuesday, June 3 Your candidates … their words Q. Why should the voters vote for you?
Posted Friday, May 30, 2014
Primary Election ~Tuesday, June 3 Your candidates … their words
Q. Why should the voters vote for you?
Randy R. Ketterling
I feel the citizens of Fallon County should vote for the most qualified and experienced candidate. I am the person to fill that position. I had a successful career as the Chief of Police for the City of Baker running a department on a limited budget and working within that budget for 21 years. During those year as Chief, I created policy and procedure to run a successful Police Department. My credentials and experience speak for themselves, as to who I am and what I can do for the Sheriff’s Department. I am the candidate who stands on his own merit. It would be an honor to serve as your Sheriff in the community where I live and my children were raised.
With my positive attitude and people skills, I believe I can bring a lot to the table to meet the challenges of a growing community and keep public safety the priority. I hope through my training and experience in serving Fallon County I have earned the respected vote of the Fallon County citizens. I have devoted my career in law enforcement to Fallon County and if serving in the capacity of Sheriff I would continue to diligently work for the best interests of the people.
Every day is a learning experience that brings new problems to solve. Fallon County can have the confidence in my ability to find solutions to the issues. If I don’t have the answer to the problem, you can be assured I will do the research for the best possible outcome. Fallon County for me has been a great fit, I enjoy the people and the job. I am proud to call Baker/Fallon County my home and I’m very thankful for the opportunity that Sheriff Barkley and the community has given me. It would be my honor and privilege to serve as your next County Sheriff. Your vote would be greatly appreciated on June 3.
Darcy L. Pankratz
The voters should vote for me because I care about what happens in this community. I am invested in building my future here.
I have excellent communication and collaborative skills. I work well with others, even when they have a different perspective. I will support compromise when it is in the best interest of the County, however, when the County needs to take a firm stance you can bet that I will stand strong.
I have experience in government law as the Attorney for the City. The resources available to county attorneys are abundant, and if elected I will utilize these resources to quickly excel at this position. I have established a network of experienced attorneys and county attorneys who I trust and who I can look to for support. I am a fair, but firm prosecutor.
I have integrity and am honest. I follow through with the promises that I make. I own my accomplishments and acknowledge when there is an opportunity for me to improve. I believe that respect is accorded to those who conduct themselves with integrity and treat others with dignity. If elected, I will serve Fallon County to the best of my abilities.
Albert R. Batterman
A lawyer must have the skill and experience to exceed the client’s expectations. I have cultivated and continue to nurture the talents and knowledge essential to serving Fallon county as its county attorney. Baker has been my home for the past 14 years, fully one-third of my life. As county attorney, I have helped make Fallon County a safe place by holding criminal offenders accountable for their behavior; I am the only candidate who has prosecuted a felony. I have advised our county leaders regarding their public duties and responsibilities, and guided them as they have made our community a better place to live. I have established relationships across the state to benefit our area. As Fallon County enters a new era of growth, I believe my experience effectively serving the people makes me the best candidate for the position.
There is a difference between wanting a job and doing a job. For 14 years it has been my privilege to serve the people of Fallon and Carter Counties as your county attorney. I have done the job. I hope that I have earned your respect, that I have earned your trust, and that I have earned your vote.
Kevin J. Braun
Fallon County voters should vote for me because I believe the Commission is a vehicle used by the Fallon County taxpayers to get their wants and needs accomplished for the County. If elected Commissioner of Fallon County, it would be my job and responsibility to oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly. I believe that being a Fallon County Commissioner is not about me, but about all of us living together as one community and doing what is right for Fallon County. Citizens should be able to talk to the Commission and express their views, and the Commission should be able to listen openly and make decisions accordingly, with a common sense, no nonsense attitude. As we all know, not all decisions are going to be popular for everyone, but as a Commissioner I would be more than glad to explain why a particular vote from myself was made and the reasoning behind it. I also believe my work ethic and personality would enhance the Fallon County Commission.
Please remember to vote June 3, you have a voice.
I have the required experience to effectively complete the duties as a County Commissioner. To successfully serve requires the knowledge of the internal affairs of county government. I am a certified county commissioner and a former employee of Fallon County working various departments. I am familiar with the daily functions and financial accounting of county government. I have established working relationships with the residents, county, city, state employees/departments. I am honest, hard-working, non-biased, and always take the time to listen to and respond to public concerns. I don’t take things for granted. I always go the extra mile. I am a public servant physically involved in this community. I consider the need of a project, public use, estimated cost; prior to making a decision. My decisions are based on facts, not impulse. The past 12 years public relations with the residents, city and state agencies have improved and will continue to improve by allowing the residents to have a voice in county government. The commission doors will remain open to the public at all times. The improvements to the county roads, bridges, parks, recreation areas, water, sewer, Parkview apartments, Fallon Medical Complex, Emergency Services, 911 Center and jail illustrate responsible financial planning and accountability.
I would like to continue being involved in moving Fallon County forward. Please take the time to vote Tuesday, June 3.