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Trinity Standard - Local News
Stories Added - December 2009
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Chamberlin enters Pct. 2 race
Trinity Standard - December 2009

TRINITY – Richard E. “Rich” Chamberlin has announced he has filed as a candidate for Precinct 2 county commissioner’s position in the 2010 Republican Party primary election.
The Westwood Shores resident and his wife, Barbara, moved to Trinity from the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and they had previously lived and worked in the Houston area.  Mrs. Chamberlin is a native Texan and has family in Trinity.
Prior to retirement in 2006, Chamberlin’s career included serving as chief operating officer for a regional industrial safety, fire protection, homeland security and construction equipment distributor with offices in several northwest cities and Alaska. 
While in Houston from 1987 to 1993, he was vice president of strategic planning and training for a large national industrial distributor with branches in 42 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 
Chamberlin has also previously served as president of the homeowner’s association in Washington and as a member of the Westwood Shores property owner’s association in Trinity. He continues to serve on the marketing and access control committees there.
“Trinity County has many outstanding residents, resources and attractions and it is a great place to retire or to raise families,” Chamberlin said. “Tirelessly serving the area voters with solid leadership and prudent resource management will be the keys to my service as county commissioner, Precinct 2. Supporting and improving law enforcement and helping to eliminate illegal drugs and crime are also critical.”
The candidate is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran, is a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6899 and the First United Methodist Church in Trinity and is a member of the American Legion Post #95 in Huntsville. 
He attended college in Wisconsin and majored in marketing management and business and is a former school board member there. 
He has also served as a guest speaker at the marketing fraternity at Texas A & M University and has attended business seminars conducted by Southern Methodist University. 
Between them, Mr. And Mrs. Chamberlin have four grown children and six grandchildren.
“I look forward to helping ensure that Precinct 2 has their fair share of county resources, is prepared to effectively handle emergencies, helping to create improved conditions for recreational and business growth and really making a difference in our Trinity County government.  I am very excited about that challenge,” Chamberlin said.




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