County Office

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Republican (REP)

Occupation: Independent Computer Consultant; Construction Contractors Board; Rancher

Occupational Background: Programmer/ Analyst; Senior Vice President MIS; Independent Consultant; Small-scale Rancher

Educational Background: Undergraduate Degree, UCLA, BAEconomics; Graduate Degree, Biola University, MA-Christian Apologetics

Prior Governmental Experience: none

Family: Diane and I have two adult children and attend Bonanza Community Church.


Voters in Klamath County have lost their voice. They are concerned with private sector employment, fiscal policy, water, and natural resource allocation issues, yet their views are ignored. The hydroelectric dam removal and KBRA proposals are recent controversial decisions where the electorate was not given the opportunity to vote. As a result water rights are being eroded while taxpayer liability will balloon and private property rights will become extinct. These negative consequences will continue to propagate throughout the Basin, affecting the lives of all who call Klamath County "home."

I believe individual liberty and personal responsibility are foundational to our county's health. Individual liberty quickly decays into corruption and anarchy without a meaningful commitment to personal responsibility. Personal responsibility and liberty thrive in a free enterprise system secured by the judicial use of a constitutionally limited government.

My goal is to help Klamath County families prosper through the reduction of government spending. Our private sector's productivity can be vastly improved through the elimination of needless bureaucratic intervention and government regulation. The status quo model for unlimited government growth can no longer be tolerated.

As your Commissioner, I will work to promote these ideals. I will:

  • Support and encourage the development of private sector employment opportunities.
  • Promote fair and balanced representation for all agricultural water users.
  • Pursue a more analytical critique of any cost-benefit analysis associated with taxpayer liability.
  • Enforce constitutional limitations on any future regulatory policy that impacts business in the Basin.

The future of Klamath County depends on a prosperous private sector.

Endorsed by:

Senator Doug Whitsett
Bill Garrard State Representative - District 56
Bill Brown former Klamath County Commissioner

(This information furnished by Friends for Dennis Linthicum.)

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