The Medford Mail Tribune reported recently that the economy is the primary focus in the race for Jackson County Commissioner, Position 1. Both Jeff Golden and Don Skundrick have lots of experience to fill the position, even if there are no easy answers.
Jeff Golden is running as the candidate for the Democratic Party and the Independent Party. He is currently an author andÂ organizational consultant. Golden was a Jackson County Commissioner from 1987-1991, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Jackson-Josephine Job Council, RVCOG Board and he served as the Chief of StaffÂ to the Oregon Senate President in 1993. Goldenâ€™s priorities include self-reliance: strengthening locally-owned businesses and agriculture to keep money in the county. Government efficiency: collaborating with community groups for smarter solutions and constant scrutiny of government spending. Finally, fairness: meeting current needs without hurting future needs of the county. Information provided by Jeff Golden via 2010 Oregon Voterâ€™s Pamphlet
In the same race, Don Skundrick is running as the Republican candidate. Skundrick was the Vice President of Knife River before he retired. He has also been the Medford Water Commissioner. Skundrick will bring job creation skills, fresh leadership, and land use experience to the title of County Commissioner. He has 40 years of experience in creating family wage jobs in Jackson County. â€œItâ€™s refreshing to see a working person, not a politician, willing to serve and lead. Don has my vote,â€ said Angie Galpin, a single working mother, in the 2010 Voterâ€™s Pamphlet. Information provided by Don Skundrick via 2010 Oregon Voterâ€™s Pamphlet.