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Ruth Ann


Occupation: Retired Educator and Rancher

Occupational Background: Secondary Education Business and Art Teacher at Henley High School (1970-1994); Klamath Community College Instructor summer term 2006; Co-owner and manager of large ranch in Montana; sales associate at The Liberty House in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Educational Background: Montana State University; University of Montana Western, Bachelor of Science and Fifth Year Degree in Secondary Education, graduated with an Art major and Business minor (1970); Idaho State University Con't Ed; Marylhurst University summer term in London, England, Con't. Ed in Government, Architecture and Theatre (1989)

Prior Governmental Experience: Active member of the Family Law Advisory Committee of Klamath County 1998-2003

Community Service: President of the non-union, non-partisan Oregon Retired Educator's Association (2003-2005); President of Klamath County Retired Educator's; recipient of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service; Curriculum Committee for the Klamath County School District; Montana 4-H Leader and member for 16 years; served on the National Retired Teachers Association Committee establishing guidelines for NRTA and AARP's "With Our Youth" program, a contributor to Colin Powell's America's Promise; Member of Kappa Pi, Fine Arts Honorary; experience in insurance contract negotiations for the Klamath County School District.

I am an artist/photographer/writer and belong to the Klamath Art Association. My written publications are included in The History of Beaverhead County, Montana, published by the Beaverhead County Museum Association. Additional written material has been published in Armstead and More History of Beaverhead County. (1990-2005).

I am a life long Republican who believes government benefits by feedback from its citizen constituency. As a Klamath County Commissioner under the new Klamath County Charter, I will endeavor to bring to the Board of Commissioners, the wishes of the people in Klamath County and District 2, by listening to their concerns and help establish a plan with goals that will encompass the best achievements to help Klamath County prosper and grow and still keep taxes down and salvage the peoples' rights.

(This information furnished by Ruth Ann Patton.)