Occupation: Harney County Judge
Occupational Background: Auto Parts Store owner operator
Educational Background: Assoc of Science, Treasure Valley Community College
Prior Governmental Experience: Harney County Judge 1999 to present. President, Association of Oregon Counties; President, The Oregon Consortium Board of Directors, Board member Training and Employment Consortium (TEC); SE Regional Alliance, Chair.
Accessible and Accountable. For the past 11+ years I have served Harney County as County Judge and made every effort to be accessible to the people of this county. My mission has been to provide outstanding service with frugal and responsive administration of county government. The county budget is maintained in a conservative position with NO debt. Reserve funds now are in place to protect the services, roads and other infrastructure of this county.
I believe in the future. Our children deserve the opportunity to have a good education, a safe community and living wage jobs. I know that by working together we can attract new industry, sustain our existing business, even expand our existing business by continuing to look for opportunities. I would like to continue to work with you to make this happen.
I think that now more than ever we must continue to keep Harney County as a place recognized for our positive and solution based attitude. We must not let the multitude of state and federal regulations designed in a one size fits all process dictate the future of this county. I believe that my experience, education, knowledge of the problems facing the county and the contacts I have established over the last eleven years across the state. give me the qualifications to continue leading Harney County into the changing decade ahead.
Please call me at the office or at home anytime if you have any questions.
(This information furnished by Re-elect Steve Grasty, Harney County Judge.)