Jackson County Commissioner position 3 overview

The candidates for Position 3 of the Jackson County Commissioner’s race have both noted the frustration citizens have expressed with the current structure of the county planning department, as reported by the Medford  Mail Tribune.

John Rachor is running as a Republican for the position. Rachor is currently the President of Applegate Restaurants Inc. He has also been a helicopter pilot for the Jackson County Search and Rescue for 33 years. Rachor has been a member of the Table Rock Improvement District, the Jackson County Airport Advisory Committee, and the US Navy Seabees.  He is a lifelong resident of Southern Oregon and could provide a plan to build and strengthen the current economic situation. Information provided by John Rachor via 2010 Oregon Voter’s Pamphlet.

Mark Wisnovsky is running as a Democrat. He is currently the President/ co-owner of Valley View Winery. He has been the co-chair of the $189 million Medford School District School Facilities Bond in 2006, Long-Range Facilities Planning Commission from 2005-2006, and the Community Task Force Committee in 2007.  Wisnovsky has also co-founded the Hearts and Vines Auction and the Southern Oregon Winery Association. Senator Alan Bates said in the 2010 Oregon Voter’s Pamphlet “Raised in the Valley, a leader in his industry, actively involved in causes important to us all, Mark Wisnovsky is the face of a new southern Oregon. Please join me in supporting him as county commissioner.” All information provided by Mark Wisnovsky va 2010 Oregon Voter’s Pamphlet.

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