County Office
Al Switzer photo


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 44 years. Resident of Klamath County 39 years. Two children. Six grandchildren.

Member: Association of Oregon Counties, Board of Directors 1997-2008, 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.


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.

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 urge you to vote no on Home Rule County Charter #18-69. Keep full time commissioners working for you. Don't give up your right to vote for all of your commissioners. Vote no #18-69.

I ask for your support to be your commissioner for all of Klamath County.

(This information furnished by Committee to Re elect Al Switzer Klamath County Commissioner #1.)