Friends of Yamhill County Hosts Candidate Forum April 30

With two key positions on the Yamhill County Commission open and land use a perennially important topic locally, Friends of Yamhill County, an independent affiliate of 1000 Friends of Oregon, plans to host a candidate forum on April 30 in McMinnville.

From FYC's blog:

The Yamhill County Commissioners have a HUGE on-the-ground impact on land use in our county.  Whether its gravel mining on Grand Island, expansion of the regional garbage dump on our riverbank, or carving up prime farmland for suburban ranchettes, these 3 elected officials wield tremendous power.

This year 2 of the 3 Commissioner positions are open and the primary election will be held in May.   

Friends of Yamhill County, the Yamhill County Farm Bureau, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association are co-sponsoring a Yamhill County Commissioner Candidate Forum to be held at the McMinnville Senior Center (2250 NE McDaniel Lane) on Wednesday, April 30 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. (Doors open at 6:30).

The forum will focus on the open races for County Commissioner Positions 1 and 3.  As with past forums co-sponsored by these organizations, the format will include statements from the candidates and questions from the audience.

In the five-way race for Commissioner Position 1, Sal Peralta, a political and public policy consultant Stan Primozich, an investment adviser,  real estate brokers David Russ and Brett Veatch and West Valley businessman Bill Willis are all vying for the seat currently held by Commissioner George.

In the three-way race for Commissioner Position, former broadcaster Mary Starrett, county victims services coordinator Debra Bridges and George Fox University professor Marc Shelton seek the seat currently held Commissioner Stern.

Learn more about 1000 Friends' affiliates here.

Visit Friends of Yamhill County's website.