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Support French, Fairchild

As chair of Forward Fairchild, and having been involved with it since the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process, I have worked with Spokane County Commissioner Al French on a number of issues related to the base over the years.

French has worked tirelessly in defense of Fairchild Air Force Base with regard to proper land-use planning, mitigation of encroachment and other elements intended to protect our region’s largest single-site employer. I am impressed with his endless energy and clear passion directed toward the benefit of our base and service members.

With French’s leadership and strategic planning, we will continue to benefit from the presence of Fairchild as part of the fabric of our community. Fairchild provides approximately 6,000 jobs and $500 million in direct economic impact, not to mention the secondary and tertiary impacts.

It is unfathomable and unspeakable to think of what would happen to this community if people like French didn’t stand up to protect Fairchild and its mission. He gets it and works hard to prevent the unthinkable.

Please join in continuing to protect Fairchild by supporting Al French, county commissioner. Our collective economic futures may be at stake if we don’t defend what we have. It’s not worth the risk to do otherwise.

Bill Savitz

Spokane


 

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