I'm pleased to report that former County Commissioner candidate (and my co-worker at SEL), Nathan Weller, has accepted my invitation to join Palousitics as a regular contributor. I have always intended that Palousitics be truly a community blog and include many voices.
Nathan and I won't agree on every issue. For example, I think we probably differ on the role of government in the private sector. He's a Democrat and I'm a Republican. During the election, I was a big supporter of Nathan's opponent, Michael Largent.
But that's okay, because one thing we both agree on is that we love Pullman and Whitman County and want to see them prosper. Economic growth and affordable housing SHOULD be bipartisan issues.
I think debate is healthy. I don't believe anyone has a monopoly on the truth and that learning is a continual process.
I'm looking forward to Nathan relating his experiences in running for office and to seeing his continuing ideas for economic development.
Let's welcome Nathan!