Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner has announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 12th legislative district for the seat, currently held by Cary Condotta. Goehner, a Dryden pear grower, is completing his fourth term on the County Commission and will draw on his experience to provide a voice for all of the constituents in the 12th district.
As a commissioner, he has been a strong advocate for agriculture, tourism, workforce training and public health. Keith will continue to work on forest health issues, transportation funding to preserve and enhance roadways, protecting constitutional rights; and ensuring counties and cities are provided the funding to perform the necessary services of local government. Keith will place a special emphasis on working with the availability and ever-changing healthcare options.
Community service and a desire to protect the lifestyle and environment of rural North Central Washington have been motivators for his engagement in government.
“Having lived in an incredibly unique and beautiful place with wonderful people, it is imperative that we protect and enhance what we have been entrusted with. If elected to the House of Representatives, it would be a honor and privilege to serve the 12th district.”