Occupation: County Commissioner; Farmer; Oregon Licensed Real Estate Broker
Occupational Background: Branch Manager and Loan Officer for an agricultural lending firm
Educational Background: Graduate: Oregon State University, B.S. in Agriculture, Minor is Agricultural Economics; Crook County High School
Prior Governmental Experience: Crook County Commissioner (four terms); Association of Oregon Counties State Veteran's Committee; co-chair Association of Oregon Counties Water Policy subcommittee; Oregon Consortium Board of Directors; Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council Board of Directors (past chair); Founding Board Member Crook County Commission on Children and Families; Founding Board Member Ochoco Community Clinic; Crook County Natural Resources Committee; Crook County Board of Property Tax Appeals; Crook County Fairboard (past member.
Experience You Can Count On
For the past 16 years I have diligently served as a county commissioner. In that time we built a new library, the Powell Butte Community Center, and the OSU Extension Office in Crook County. I have worked to maintain a high level of service in our county's government including helping to increase the sustainability and profitability of the landfill.
Native of Crook County
I was raised on our family farm north of Prineville and have had the pleasure of watching Crook County become the great place it is today. I have been active in the community and supported St. Vincent DePaul, the Crook County 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale Committee, and the Bowman Museum.
A Bright Future
In the coming years Crook County will be changing. I believe I can make those changes for the better. Through my years of experience I have been privileged to form working relationships with numerous national, state, and local officials. As we look to the future we will need to become more resilient and self sufficient because state and federal funding will be diminishing. It has been a pleasure to serve the citizens of Crook County, and I will use my knowledge and sixteen years of experience to help lead them into the future.
(This information furnished by Michael McCabe.)