One of Tillamook County’s largest private employers, Hampton Lumber has officially endorsed Adam Schwend in his bid for Tillamook County Board of Commissioners Position 3.
“Adam understands how important working forests are to Tillamook County,” said David Hampton, Co-Owner of Hampton Lumber. “He’ll be a strong advocate for local wood manufacturing and all those who make a living in the forest sector.”
Hampton Lumber has been in business since 1942, with a deep commitment to people, community and stability. Now a third generation family-owned company, Hampton has grown to include nine sawmills in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia with more than 1,600 employees.
Schwend, who has been vocal about his interest in stewarding Tillamook’s forest lands, said he’s humbled by Hampton’s endorsement because of what it means to working families.
“Revenue from our state forests is important to our county budget and the budgets of small districts, like ports and schools, but what concerns me even more are family budgets,” he explained. “Companies like Hampton provide family-wage jobs, are good stewards of natural resources, and support our communities in so many ways. I’m honored to have their endorsement.”
The general election will take place on November 6. You must be registered by 5 p.m. on October 16 to be eligible to vote.