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MEET PERRY

I am a life-long resident of the district who has the desire to represent the residents in Benton, Columbia, Franklin & Walla Walla counties creating a better future for our communities. 

I was born, raised and educated in the 16th District, graduating from Prescott High School and Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. 

 

I am married to my wife of 38 years, Darleen Smith Dozier, and together we have two sons, Logan and Kyle, both graduates of Washington State University. 

 

We are members of the Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla as well as the Northwest Grain Growers, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Washington Farm Bureau, Walla Walla County GOP, Waitsburg Historical Society, and Fort Walla Walla Museum.

 

Flying has been my passion for over 35 years. I am a commercially licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings.

 

For over 35 years, I have owned and operated dryland and irrigated farm operations in Walla Walla  and Columbia Counties.  I previously managed irrigated farm ground in Franklin County prior to the growth of Pasco at which time I worked with the City of Pasco and Franklin County developing this property to residential and commercial use. 

 

Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 2 from 2009-2016

  • Chairman of the Board for 3 years

  • Budget Committee 5 years

  • Greater Columbia Behavioral Health Board

  • Aging and Long Term Care Board

  • WorkSource Walla Walla Board, Workforce Development Council

  • Snake River Salmon Recovery Board

  • Valley Transit Board 

  • Walla Walla Watershed Partnership Board

 

After retiring as a County Commissioner, I served as the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Interim Manager.

 

My political experience spans 20 years and includes:

  • President of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers.  As such, I was asked to testify before the United States Senate Sub-Committee on Transportation regarding the advantages and disadvantages of single to multiple modes of transportation such as road, river and rail

  • I also testified before the United States House Agriculture Committee on farm bill policies

  • I served as Washington State Barley Commissioner for 2 years

  • Northwest Grain Grower Board of Directors for 9 years serving as President in 2009

  • Tri-Cities Grain Board of Directors for 3 years    

  • Walla Walla County Planning Commission

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