County Office

Mike Ainsworth photo


Occupation: Student

Occupational Background: Former Willamette Industries and Weyerhaeuser Production Supervisor.

Educational Background: Central High School Class of 1973; Oregon College of Education from 1973 – 1977; Western Oregon University 2009 to present.

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Community Involvement:

Central High School Bond Key Communicator Committee; Vice President of The Gate Youth Association; Y.M.C.A. Volunteer; Central High School Panther Club (Member, past president, auction chair, auction mc); M.I.K.I. and C.Y.S. Volunteer; Central FFA Volunteer; Public Address Announcer for Central High School Athletics.


Mike has lived in the Independence-Monmouth area for the past 52 years. In 2007, he was humbled to receive the Monmouth/Independence Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award.

Dear Residents of Polk County,

The time for change is now. Together, with your help, we can continue to make Polk County a great place to live. Seeking new businesses and industries for Polk County to assure opportunities for employment, along with public safety, will be my top priorities.

I have been called “the voice of the Panthers” and along with your help, I would like to become “your voice” in Polk County.

Mike Ainsworth

(This information furnished by the Committee to elect Mike Ainsworth for Polk County Commissioner.)


Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722