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  • Pete

  • Democrat (DEM)

    Occupation: Owner - Figaro's Pizza . Burns, Oregon

    Occupational Background: Retail and Wholesale Sales - 30 years; Insurance Sales - 1 1/2 years.

    Educational Background: Burns Public School system. Graduated from Burns Union High School - 1977. College: 2 Semesters - Southern Oregon State College - Ashland, Oregon.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Hines Elementary School Budget Board, Harney County Parks & Recreation Board of Directors - 4 yrs; Harney County School Dist. #3 Board of Directors - 4 yrs- (Chairman 1 yr); Valley Golf Club Board of Directors - 4 yrs; Knights of Columbus Treasurer - 18 yrs and currently serve on the Harney County Budget Board for the past 4 years and counting.

    I have been married to my wife Cheryl for 30 years. We have two grown children. We have been very involved in community affairs and church over the years. I am a strong supporter of the youth in the county through school functions, 4-H, Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, Hi-Desert Swim Team and many others. I was active in the Hilander Booster Club and am very active in our Retail Merchants Committee and the Community Response Team.

    I care about the people, the way of life, and our economy. We need to keep in balance our ranchers, farmers, entrepreneurs and local Burns-Hines community. We need to "regain and retain" our way of life in Harney County. Our use of the natural resources we have around us is vital to our survival. It would be a pleasure to represent all of Harney County as your next commissioner. I will be a reliable servant at any and all meetings where representation is needed to stand strong for this county and all of you.

    Thank you for your support - Vote for Pete to fill the seat!

    (This information furnished by Elect Pete Runnels County Commissioner.)

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