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My name is Christopher Paasch and I am running for Curry County Commissioner Position 1 currently held by Thomas Huxley.

 First, and most importantly, I am not a politician.  I won’t claim to be the smartest person in the room. What I am is a hardworking resident of Curry County with a lifetime track record of developing and running successful businesses.  More recently, I shifted gears. My wife, Bonnie and I threw our energy into developing a nonprofit called Dreams Hope and Faith Foundation that benefits the children of Curry County as well as surrounding counties. I understand what it takes to keep an organization operating at its full potential. I know how to approach tough decisions with a clear, fair mind and a positive attitude. Aren’t the duties of a Commissioner similar to those required to run a strong business? I have the skills that will meet the challenges we will face every day, month and year.

I love this country and everything it was founded on. Every day I feel blessed and lucky to live in Curry County. While our County continues with wasteful spending, they do nothing to look for revenue sources to fund our County.  Our local schools and businesses are suffering. The sheriff’s office struggles to find funds that are needed to protect us. Our kids suffer as continual cuts are made to our schools.

Do you want this loss to be the future of Curry County? It is time this county’s citizens elect someone as Commissioner that is not a politician, but instead someone with experience running a business. That is -- someone that understands how to support and grow local businesses and increase funding for schools, police, housing, while smartly budgeting funds.

There has been an incredible amount of waste in our local government and I will stop it. I will put those funds in places where they will support our local citizens. I will work hard to make sure our kids get the best education and that we focus on building strong communities with jobs that support and secure the future of Curry County families. We need to give our kids a reason to settle in Curry County after they finish school. I will work together as a TEAM with local, county and state officials, and find solutions to preserve this beautiful County we are privileged to live in.

I am not promising that I know every solution, but I am promising to work together to find those solutions. I am not too smart to learn and listen to ideas that will better this home of ours.

I hope you will join me in my vision to make Curry County a better place to live.

Christopher Paasch for Commissioner of Curry County