County Office

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Occupation: General Contractor and small business owner

Occupational Background: Heavy equipment operator, Hampton Affiliates

Educational Background: Graduate Dallas High School, Attended Chemeketa Community College

Prior Governmental Experience: None

Community Involvement: Kids Inc., Church Programs and activities

My wife Debby and I have lived in Polk County most of our lives, raised our two adult children here and have been married for 34 years.

Professional Experience: Ran a successful business as a general contractor for 15 years.

Effectively and successfully:

  • Planned and made business decisions
  • Guided customers though the permit process
  • Secured most cost effective quality materials for each bid

My experience will transfer into making the right public policy decisions and help me to successfully manage county affairs. I will always seek input from you.

I look forward to working with the other commissioners to maintain all county assets; keeping our county beautiful, safe and solvent.


  • Working with state and federal agencies on county issues
  • Gaining revenue for county programs
  • Availability of timber for harvest, timber taxes equal school funding
  • Funding infrastructure projects that create jobs
  • Fair land use decisions that reflect the citizens will
  • collaborating with county farmers to address their issues
  • Assist with soil and water conservation matters

I will strive to make decisions that reflect your will for Polk County and to allocate tax dollars wisely. Thank you for your vote!

(This information furnished by Bailey for Commissioner.)

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