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  • Phil

  • Occupation: Incumbent Lake County Sheriff.

    Occupational Background: Lake County Sheriff (2001 to present); Lake County Deputy/Emergency Management (1998-2001); Resident Deputy Sheriff of Christmas Valley (1995-1998); Resident Deputy Sheriff of Silver Lake (1992-1995); Lake County Jail Manager (1991-1992); Lake County Corrections Officer (1989-1991); Mill worker at K2R Cutstock (1988-1989); Fishing Guide at Great Alaska Fish Camp 1987-1988; U.S. Army Specialist E-4 (1984-1987).

    Educational Background: Graduate of Oregon Police Academy Basic Corrections; Graduate of Oregon Police Academy Basic Police; Graduate of National Sheriffs' Institute; Graduate of Soldotna High School, Soldotna, Alaska.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Lake County Sheriff (2001 to present); Board of Directors of the Christmas Valley Rural Fire Protection District (1996-1998).

    Phil has worked hard the last nine and a half years to present the office of Lake County Sheriff as one identified by integrity and responsibility. During this time he has been instrumental in: encouraging staff growth; training of employees; establishing positive working relationships with other local, federal, and state agencies and community leaders; collaborating with other counties for both law enforcement and search and rescue events; seeking grants and funding options for projects such as School Resource Officer, Off Highway Vehicle Equipment and Enforcement Funding, and other law enforcement equipment.

    Phil is involved in the community, schools and children's issues. Phil lends his hand and volunteers his time to various projects, local groups, and fundraising for organizations such as: Lake County Search and Rescue, 4th of July Community Celebrations, Desert Cruisers Car Races, Lakeview High School Booster Club, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Little League Destruction Derby, North Lake School Choir Dunk Tank, and A.D. Hay 6th Grade Field Trips.

    Phil brings to the office of Sheriff his fair minded, level headed and experienced work ethic. Phil is a team player, proven leader and responsive sheriff.

    Vote Phil McDonald for Sheriff!

    (This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Sheriff Phil McDonald.)

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