I am writing to lend my support to Jeremy Barton as he faces a primary election in his bid to become a member of the board of county commissioners. I have known Barton for three years and can attest to his honesty, commitment to fair governance, and business acumen. He is a lifelong resident of Washington County and is a self-employed, self-made man. His prior service in the navy as a Seabee serves him in good stead. He is fiscally responsible and has extensive experience in managing budgets both in the navy and in his civilian job as a barber and business owner.