Werner Reschke will put our liberty first
letter to the editor of Herald and News by Grant Knoll, Klamath
I am voting for Werner Reschke
for state representative. His opponent, Al Switzer, is a
Evidence shows Switzer’s stance is in favor of the Klamath
Basin Restoration Agreement and yet at the same time is
against dam removal.
During the signing of the KBRA
by Switzer, Klamath County's legal counsel stated, “The
Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement is a dam removal
agreement whose signers agree to support and advocate for
While this point is obvious, I
raise it because I have heard people express general support
for the agreement but no dam removal. If you do not support
dam removal, this is the wrong agreement to sign. I see no
way around this basic point.
Switzer went against legal
counsel and the will of the people he was elected to
represent by signing the KBRA and thus paving the way for
removal of dams on the Klamath River.
Due to Switzer’s support of dam
removal and KBRA we are now reaping the backlash of his
terrible decision. Is this the kind of representative we
want in Salem?
The will of the county citizens
is still 3 to 1 against dam removal. Are you listening, Mr.
Switzer? How can we trust you when your prior actions speak
louder than your words and you deny the people’s voices you
were elected to represent?
Werner Reschke is a man of
honor and integrity. He has been against the KBRA and dam
removal on the Klamath River from the beginning.
He is a constitutional
conservative who will represent all of us in Klamath and
Lake counties, not just the special interest groups. When
Werner says something, we can trust him to do the right
thing, not the political thing. I am voting for Werner
Reschke for state representative, a man who will put our
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