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Occupation: Klamath County Commissioner

Occupational Background: Commercial Realtor; Real Estate Loan Officer; Instructor, Klamath Community College; Automobile Sales; Finance Director, City of Klamath Falls; Finance Director, Klamath County; Fiscal Services Coordinator, Klamath County Health and Mental Health Departments; Administrative Officer, City of Tea Tree Gully, Australia; Computer Sales; Work/College Scholarship, US Bank

Educational Background: Southern Oregon University, coursework toward Masters in Management; Southern Oregon University, Bachelor in Business Administration; Henley High School Graduate

Prior Governmental Experience: Klamath County Commissioner, 2001-present; Member/Chair, Jefferson Behavioral Health (a five county partnership for Mental Health services); Association of Oregon Counties’ Water Policy and Legislative Committees, Board of Directors; Trustee, City/County Insurance Services, 2002-present; Member/Chair, Klamath County Budget Committee, 1997-2001; Member/Chair, Klamath County Library Advisory Board, 1996-1997; City of Klamath Falls, Finance Director, 1985-1986, Planning Commission, 1984; Klamath County, Finance Director, 1982-1984, Fiscal Services Coordinator, Health and Mental Health Departments, 1981-1982; City of Tea Tree Gully, Modbury, South Australia, Administrative Officer, 1975-1981; Oregon Army National Guard, 1967-1973, 1991-1992, Honorable Discharges

Community Involvement: Member and Elder, Living Faith Fellowship; Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum of Oregon; United Way Board of Directors; Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Klamath, 1998; Eagle Scout


  • Developed a COST-EFFECTIVE replacement for our psychiatric hold and respite care facility, saving Oregon taxpayers approximately $500,000 per year by continuing local care.
  • Working to RESOLVE the Basin water crisis.
  • Encouraged STRONG, WORKING RELATIONSHIPS with state and federal authorities.
  • IDENTIFIED AND IMPROVED funding for the Veterans Service Office.
  • INVOLVED in economic and community development and an IMPROVED ENVIRONMENT for existing businesses.


To meet the needs of Klamath County citizens with INTEGRITY, SERVICE AND RESPECT.

I seek your support by asking you to VOTE FOR JOHN ELLIOTT Commissioner.

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect John Elliott.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722