The following Opinion Editorial was penned and submitted to Montana Daily Gazette by Scotia Brosnan-Flathead County Resident.
Jason Parce is the “Flame of Hope” we desperately need to lead the Flathead County Commissioner’s Office. Jason’s leadership skills, coupled with his desire to achieve excellence in all he does, would move Flathead County in a positive direction while respecting medical freedom and our liberties while utilizing common sense.
Fifteen-Year Veteran Law Enforcement Officer, K9 Officer and guardian of the “Flame of Hope,” Jason Parce, escorted the athletes at the summer games opening ceremony at Legends Stadium on April 30, 2018.
“We see ourselves as kind of the “Guardians of the Flame,” and essentially, our job is to protect that flame. And that “Flame of Hope” brings inspiration for Special Olympic athletes and those in our country and in our world with physical and intellectual disabilities,” Officer Parce said.
When interviewed by NBC Montana, he offered the following: “It’s just a great way for officers to give back to their community,” said Kalispell Police Department’s Jason Parce. “A lot of these officers are here on their day off just volunteering their time to show support for Special Olympics, and we are the “Guardians of the Flame,” and we hold that torch high, and we take our job very seriously.”
In September 2018, Officer Parce carried the torch, Guardian of the “Flame of Hope,” as he escorted the contestants, offered one of his favorite parts of the Special Olympics is presenting the contestants with their medals.
Jason Parce is a strong conscientious leader who demonstrates his compassion for others while maintaining accountability to those he serves in the community.
The Flathead valley can be a wonderful place to live, and with Jason Parce’s leadership capabilities, we can make it an even more desirable place to raise a family, start a business, and retire.
Let’s carry the “flame of hope” by voting for Jason Parce for Flathead County Commissioner on
June 7, 2022.