Malheur County Judge
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Occupation: Business Owner, Secretary/Treasurer Ontario Pipe Supply, Inc. 20 years; Owner/Manager Oregon Trail Hobbies & Gifts 20 years.

Occupational Background: Kindergarten Teacher; Sales Clerk; Census Taker for State of Oregon; Mobile Home Salesperson.

Educational Background: Lakenheath American High School, England; Oregon State University; Treasure Valley Community College.

Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed Baker/Malheur Regional Alliance; Southeast Regional Alliance serving on Regional Investment Board, Regional Partnership, Area Commission on Transportation, serving Harney, Grant and Malheur counties. City of Ontario Airport Advisory Board. City of Ontario Visitors & Convention Board.

Civic/Service Work:
Ontario Chamber of Commerce, as program chairman and BASE committee (Building a Strong Economy); Malheur County Search & Rescue Pilot; Ontario Ambassadors; American Business Women's Association; Experimental Aircraft Association; American Leadership Forum of Oregon, Class 18.

Awards & Honors:
Eldon G. Schafer Award for Contributions to Small Business, 1993; Ontario Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year, 1994; Elected Delegate to White House Conference on Small Business, 1995; Ontario Ambassador of the Year, 1998; Women of our World Community Volunteer, 2001; American Business Women's Association Woman of the Year, 2002.

Family: Married, Dale Cruson, 33 years. Son, Kevin, U.S. Air Force Captain, flies F-16 jets. Daughter, Karen, Political Appointee, Bush Administration, Washington D.C.


"I've worked with the Crusons for many years. Cheryl is efficient, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. I know she'll bring these same qualities to the position of Malheur County Judge."
Denny Jones, Former State Representative 26 years

Cheryl Cruson will create a unity of purpose, building on existing county attributes; preserving rural qualities while planning for economic progress. Cheryl Cruson will facilitate an atmosphere of teamwork.
Bob Skinner, Rancher

(This information furnished by Committee to elect Cheryl Cruson for Malheur County Judge.)