FacebookKaren Skoog for Pend Oreille County Commissioner

Preparations to Take Office

The campaign is over and the ballots have been counted. I am humbled by the support of voters and look forward to serving the people of Pend Oreille county as Dist 1 Commissioner. There will be many new things for me to learn as County Commissioner. We have great elected department heads and competent staff that has always been professional and helpful to me. They

Shoreline Master Plan Passed… Against Local Outcry

Shoreline Master Plan Passed Audio Announcement Can you believe it?  On Tuesday Oct 30th the county commissioners passed the Shoreline Master Plan in spite of overwhelming public sentiment to the contrary.  Instead of adopting a locally crafted plan the board of county commissioners adopted the one-size fits all state mandate without the aid of adequate economic or scientific studies. This plan will dramatically and negatively

Business: the Key to Sustain (our) ability

“How will you help business growth as a commissioner? I hear candidates say they would attract business, but how can it be done specifically?” It was a question from a friend and someone I know is working on investing in the area. It’s a great question. After all, how can anyone influence another to do business? There are incentives: lower taxes and less regulatory red

SMP Now or Else!

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments’ programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Ronald Reagan – from A Time to Choose 1964 The pressure is on. Ecology is now using “Bully and Bribe” tactics on a poor out-of-the-way county so it doesn’t set a precedence of citizens

Thank You for Your Support

I have received enough votes and will be on the November general election ballot. Thank you for your support and votes! I have truly enjoyed meeting so many people in the 1st district and look forward to meeting many more people in Pend Oreille county as I continue the campaign. It has been an inspiring and enlightening experience to travel door to door meeting my

Newport Miner Article

I was interviewed by the Newport Miner. They asked me to prepare a 200 word bio and a 100 word answer on why I am running. The rest of the article was written from oral interview questions. You can read the interview at The Miner Online . Biography: I grew up picking and packing fruit on my parents’ and neighboring farms. By 18 I had

Regulations, Budget, Business and Watershed

Recently I received an email asking me clarify my position on a few issues. Below are my responses. I do my best to try understand and help in a very complex world of bureaucracy. My motivation is simple – I want more freedom. Win or lose, I will not stop working as a volunteer concerned citizen and grassroots leader. I welcome input! The more people

My Qualifications

I don’t have any titles, degrees or a great career resume. I don’t have a voting record…. But, I am qualified to be in an elected political position because I have been rigorously working on the 1st amendment! Quick review: what are the 5 freedoms? Freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly and…… the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. I


  Elk, WA – State Rep. Matt Shea (4th District) has endorsed Karen Skoog for Pend Oreille County Commissioner District 1.  “I was honored to give my support and endorsement to Karen Skoog as she runs for County Commissioner” Shea said.   “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.’ When Patrick

My Foundation – My Leadership – My Commitment

As a concerned citizen and grassroots leader, I will bring the people’s voice to the table concerning Public Safety, Less Spending and Property Rights through committed leadership. My Foundation Life: Public Safety is paramount including safe roads and police protection. Liberty: Less Spending means less taxes and more freedom to use our earnings resulting in less dependence on government. Property: Property Rights, which do not