When I met Carolyn Long some twenty years ago, she was a recently arrived professor at Clark County’s new four-year university and had local responsibility for Washington State University Vancouver’s Foley Institute’s community lectures in Clark County. I was fortunate to be invited to serve on the citizen advisory and planning committee. What struck me about this then young woman was her intelligence and knowledge, but most of all, her respect for others and their opinions and beliefs.
Throughout the years since, Carolyn Long has become a valued member of our community. I watched her as she became a mother, achieved full professorship and tenure, and integrated herself into this community. Individuals who attend her classes tell me they learn not only the facts of our system of government, but also gain a healthy respect for the U.S. Constitution and other governing tenets. She has served as moderator and panelist for many community events and committees. Anyone who watches election night reports from Clark College knows of Carolyn’s informed and unbiased explanations of process and results. All this has confirmed, no intensified, my original opinion of her, as have the many town halls she has held throughout the district since she announced her desire to serve her community even further as U.S. Representative for the 3rd Congressional District.
Carolyn Long is the kind of person the diverse population of District 3 needs to stand for it in the United States House of Representatives. She is definitely the kind of person I want to represent me.