This letter is in support of Patti Paris who is running for PUD Commissioner B-At Large. I have known and worked closely with Patti over a 15-year period where I was her employer’s banker and Patti was the Chief Financial Officer for my client. Patti oversaw finance for a large ag business company with a presence throughout the state in multiple locations. The nature of our business was large, complex financial transactions and I found Patti to possess impeccable integrity and a thorough understanding of business, accounting and the financial markets. These traits are needed to oversee our increasingly complex PUD and provide sound and open-minded leadership for the future. Patti’s background in the accounting profession, financial management and as a PUD employee uniquely qualify her for the role of Commissioner. Patti, through her years with an ag-based business, also fully appreciates the importance of both agriculture and industry to Grant County. Patti’s commitment and perspective will allow her to represent the needs of all and allow her to be a great commissioner.