Growing up in Oregon, I benefitted from access to good schools, parks, and public safety. I look back on that time with fondness. After graduating from Oregon State University, I joined the United States Marine Corps in 1973 to serve this great country, yet I always knew I’d return to Oregon one day. During my 27 years in the Marines, I climbed the ranks to colonel, commanding up to 1,200 Marines and managing multimillion-dollar budgets. After retiring from the Marines, it was time to select a place to settle down. And even after living in a variety of impressive places throughout my military career, my wife, Kerry, and I wanted to make Jackson County our home — and 20 years ago that’s exactly what we did.
"Dave is qualified to lead us in this time of uncertainty."
We are living in a critical time of uncertainty. It is vital Jackson County continue to effectively coordinate our community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis by partnering with other government entities, the private sector, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations. With proper direction, we can properly aid recovery and thoroughly analyze and make adjustments for the future.
My nearly 30-year career in strategic and operational planning has prepared me well for leading in times of disaster. Preparation for the next crisis is essential for protecting our community. Rest assured, we will get through this as we all work together.
I am running for commissioner because I want to help Jackson County continue moving in the right direction. I believe we need thoughtful leadership to make the bold decisions our county needs. I will help Jackson County maintain the core values that lead to good governance that helps people succeed by pursuing their own prosperity and happiness.
Today, Kerry and I are the proud parents of two successful children, who have blessed us with five amazing grandchildren. We both love the wonderful lifestyle that Southern Oregon provides us. I am an avid fly fishermen and Kerry and I enjoy cross-country skiing together.Help Dave Win the Race!