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McDonald a great candidate for commissioner


My “Coffee with Caroline” event was a blast. This happened on the morning of May 10. I had asked for this meeting because of some things I’d read and my sincere interest in this great place we live. 

This was my first time meeting Caroline McDonald who filed to run for Lake County Commissioner. As a community leader, she has an impressive 20+ years of experience working with a variety of public and private organizations to help them realize their project goals.  

Our nearly two hour discussion was wide ranging and important to me and I gained a real sense of Caroline’s professionalism. She’s had a very impressive five years on the Polson School Board, nearly four years as board chair. She talked about her strong belief that “any challenge, any problem can be solved through listening, collaboration, and mutual respect.” These qualities are high on my list for this county position, for sure.

We talked about this valley, the organizations and the people living here. She said, “We have so many fine, capable people living here. Let’s build upon the resources we have right here within our own communities.” 

My clear sense is that she not only has the vision but the abilities to direct and carry out the valuable programs and necessary group facilitations. She expressed a strong interest in seeing our local communities and the Mission Valley grow economically, with an improved business environment, gaining in stability, and all things good for our youth and their educational opportunities. 

She makes a clear distinction between politics and governance. Politics often seriously divide people, while good governance brings people together. And we need this “bringing people together” in such areas as education, affordable housing, healthcare and social services.    

I am so pleased we have Caroline McDonald running for Lake County Commissioner. This definitely bodes well for Mission Valley, in my opinion.  

As Caroline promotes: “Building Bridges. Building our Future.”

Bob McClellan



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