Occupation: Business Owner, Secretary/Treasurer Ontario Pipe Supply, Inc. 20 years; Owner/Manager Oregon Trail Hobbies & Gifts 20
Occupational Background: Kindergarten Teacher; Sales Clerk; Census Taker for State of Oregon; Mobile Home Salesperson.
Educational Background: Lakenheath American High School, England; Oregon State University; Treasure Valley Community College.
Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed Baker/Malheur Regional Alliance; Southeast Regional Alliance serving on Regional Investment Board, Regional Partnership, Area Commission on Transportation, serving Harney, Grant and Malheur counties. City of Ontario Airport Advisory Board. City of Ontario Visitors & Convention Board.
Civic/Service Work: Ontario Chamber of Commerce, as program chairman and BASE committee (Building a Strong Economy); Malheur County Search & Rescue Pilot; Ontario Ambassadors; American Business Women's Association; Experimental Aircraft Association; American Leadership Forum of Oregon, Class 18.
Awards & Honors: Eldon G. Schafer Award for Contributions to Small Business, 1993; Ontario Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year, 1994; Elected Delegate to White House Conference on Small Business, 1995; Ontario Ambassador of the Year, 1998; Women of our World Community Volunteer, 2001; American Business Women's Association Woman of the Year, 2002.
Family: Married, Dale Cruson, 33 years. Son, Kevin, U.S. Air Force Captain, flies F-16 jets. Daughter, Karen, Political Appointee, Bush Administration, Washington D.C.
Goals: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVED
REPRESENTATION OF MALHEUR COUNTY
"I've worked with the Crusons for many years. Cheryl is efficient, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. I know she'll bring these same qualities to the position of Malheur County Judge."
Denny Jones, Former State Representative 26 years
Cheryl Cruson will create a unity of purpose, building on existing county attributes; preserving rural qualities while planning for economic progress. Cheryl Cruson will facilitate an atmosphere of teamwork.
Bob Skinner, Rancher
(This information furnished by Committee to elect Cheryl Cruson for Malheur