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  • Occupation: Harney County Judge

    Occupational Background: Small Business Owner, County Court Judge

    Educational Background: Associate of Science Degree, TVCC

    Prior Governmental Experience: Harney County Judge since 1999. Harney County Commissioner, President, Association of Oregon Counties; President, The Oregon Consortium; Board member Training and Employment Consortium: Chairman of Southeast Oregon Regional Alliance.

    Dedicated to Effective Leadership. It has been my honor to serve as YOUR County Judge these past eleven years. During that time we have worked to make Harney County a better place with many improvements to show for OUR efforts. I have engaged our citizens in the fight to protect our Harney County way of life. The recent success protecting private property rights on the Steens is an example.

    Results are what matters. My tenure as County Judge has seen many accomplishments. We have a new community center in Burns, an improved library, a new Headstart building, new emergency medical vehicles, improved county emergency communications and a new Public Health facility. The establishment of Independence Place in Hines created 7+ private jobs and I participated in the recent sale of the LP facility in Hines. Every economic development opportunity is aggressively pursued.

    Accessible, Accountable and Responsible. As a fiscal conservative, I have maintained the county budget with NO debt. Reserve funds are established to protect the services, roads and other infrastructure and while other states and counties are facing financial crisis, this county is financially secure. My door is always open.

    I believe in the future of Harney County. We all must work to ensure that our children have a good education, a safe community and opportunities for a living wage job. Together, we will attract new industry, sustain and even expand existing business. I will use my experience, knowledge and integrity to continue to fight for you and our Harney County way of life!

    Honest leadership, experienced, Advocacy for our community. Please Vote for Steve Grasty, Harney County Judge.

    (This information furnished by Reelect Steve Grasty, Harney County Judge Committee.)

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