Letters to the Editor

Supports Rob Nou for San Juan County sheriff

To all of you that may not really know Rob Nou:

I have known Rob for over six years. I worked with him while he was the chief of police for the City of Burns. Rob was always highly respected by his co-workers, including myself. He has been involved in law enforcement and criminal justice for over 28 years.

He knows all too well the trials of budget omissions and shortfalls. During times of funding deficits, Rob was able to find the funds through grants to purchase firearms needed in his department. He was an instrumental driving force in starting the Harney County Safe Communities and Safe Kids of Harney County programs, which in turn brought the only child safety seat and bicycle helmet retail to Harney County. These programs were completely grant-funded, costing the city nothing. They were huge benefits to the citizens of Burns-Hines and Harney County.

I was the municipal judge while he was with the City of Burns. As a colleague, he is always professional and pleasure to work with. He is very well organized, diligent and thorough, timely, and easy to communicate with. He has always held offenders accountable, while showing them respect and dignity. He also educates them that there are better choices to be made.

Rob is calm in times of stress, and able to alleviate a tense situation. He will represent the county well, he is very competent with public interaction and speaking, and makes others feel comfortable. He is well-educated and constantly working hard to better himself and community he is working for.

Personally, Rob and I have become very good friends over the years. He is honest, trustworthy, kind, caring and dependable. I consider Rob one of the finest people I have ever had the privilege to know with unwavering integrity. He has always given more of himself then he receives.

After knowing and working with him, I have no doubt in saying that he is the best candidate for San Juan County sheriff. He will be an asset to the department with his years of knowledge and experience that no other candidate can match.

Kim Perlot-Hayes
McMinnville, Ore.

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