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Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: July 9, 2007
Contact: Clarence Moriwaki
Phone: (360) 337-4481
No. 07-52

Steve Bauer sworn in as Kitsap County District 1 commissioner

PORT ORCHARD, WA—With his mother and wife looking on, Hansville community leader Steve Bauer, 62, was sworn in today as county commissioner for Kitsap County District 1. A retired Bellevue city manager and finance director for Portland, Oregon, Bauer fills in the unexpired term of Chris Endresen who resigned on June 26 to become US Senator Maria Cantwell’s state director. Bauer’s oath of office was administered by Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Ted Spearman.

“I am honored and humbled to be appointed as a Kitsap County commissioner, and I am looking forward to working hard to serve all of the people of Kitsap County,” Bauer said.

Bauer was the top pick among 11 democratic candidates to replace Endresen and he was the unanimous choice for the appointment by Kitsap County Commissioners Josh Brown and Jan Angel. Bauer brings professional understanding of Kitsap County government, having served the county last year as a consultant studying the Department of Community Development, offering recommendations to make the department run smoother and more efficiently.

Bauer’s term expires in December 2008 and he says he plans to run for election in 2008 to retain his seat.


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Last Updated:  May 27, 2014