Occupation: Klamath Commissioner 1997 - present; Sheep producer 1978 - present
Occupational Background: Bank Operations Officer - 1962 - 1971; Owner Switzer's Janitorial Service - 1971 -1998; Owner Klamath Sweeping - 1974 -1996
Educational Background: L. A. Valley College - 3 years
Prior Governmental Experience: Klamath County Commissioner 1997-present. Klamath County Budget Committee 1991 -1997. Henley High School Committee 1984- 1987. President, 4-H Leaders Association 1984.
Personal: Wife Vicki 43 years. Resident of Klamath County 39 Years. Two children. Six grandchildren.
Member: Association of Oregon Counties, Board of Directors 1997-present, President 2004. O & C Timber Counties Board of Directors 1998-present. Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Council 1998-present, recipient 2003 Senior Service Award. Klamath County Rotary. Recipient Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award.
"LET'S MOVE KLAMATH COUNTY AHEAD"
More Industrial Development - More Retail Development - More Local Opportunities.
Helped bring in ESI, ECS, IFA Seedlings, Predator Mites, TPL, Home Depot, Expansion to Fremont Mill Work and Sturdicraft.
Oversaw creation of Community Development Dept., combining Building, Planning, Onsite septic, Parks and Solid Waste into one department. More efficient use of tax dollars and more user friendly operation.
Klamath County has been through times of prosperity and times of economic downturns. During my combined time of sixteen years on the Klamath County Budget Committee and as a County Commissioner I have used my banking and business backgrounds to deliver the maximum benefits to the citizens of Klamath County. My number one funding priority is Public Safety.
I have served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Oregon Counties for ten years and served as its president. I have also served on the Board of Directors of the O & C Timber Counties for nine years. The experience and contacts gained there has been beneficial to Klamath County. I want to keep that experience working for Klamath County.
I ask for your support on election day.
(This information furnished by Com. to Elect Al Switzer.)