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Republican (REP)

  • Occupation: None

    Occupational Background: Former Willamette Industries and Weyerhaeuser Production Supervisor.

    Educational Background: Central High School Class of 1973; Bachelor Degree from Western Oregon University 2010.

    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, Independence First Baptist Church.


    Mike has lived in the Independence-Monmouth area for the past 52 years. Mike has been married to his high school sweetheart, DeAnn, for the past 35 years. They have two adult children. In 2007, he was humbled to receive the Monmouth/Independence Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award.

    Goals for the future of Polk County:

    • Public Safety
    • Encourage new business and industry, that would provide jobs for Polk County residents
    • A balanced budget
    • Listen and respond to the concerns of all Polk County residents
    • Help promote the support of existing businesses in Polk County

    Dear Residents of Polk County,
    Polk County has been a great place to live and raise our family. I truly believe that Polk County is only as good as we make it. I will continue to dedicate my time and energy to help promote Polk County as a great place to live.a great place to visit.and a great place to do business.
    The time for change is now. I will bring enthusiasm, new ideas, and a fresh new perspective to the position of Polk County Commissioner.
    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