We Have Lift Off!

Lincoln County… we have lift off! Thank you again for your vote and support! I have taken the Oath of Office.

May our heart and mind find more balance in 2023!

Swearing in Ceremony commenced Tuesday and I participated in my first Board meeting as your new County Commissioner Wednesday. It was both a relief and satisfying experience. I have attended and produced over 700 BOC meetings in my tenure with the county. But, moving from the audience to stage was something quite different.

The last few days have been comprised of getting routine things situated at the courthouse to become productive. By the end of the week I had a functional space to work and my technology squared away. Many positions at the county are highly reliant on computer technology. Friday I was feeling more confident and excited as my focus improved.

Sheryl Bachart, presiding judge on the Lincoln County Circuit Court. Sheryl asked family members to join during the oath.  She recognized that the journey into elected life is often the result of family support. I agree. It takes a village.

“Before entering upon any elective office listed in ORS 204.005, the person who has received a certificate of election must qualify by filing with the county clerk of the county in which the person is elected the person’s oath of office, subscribed by the person, to the effect that the person will support the Constitution of the United States and of this state, and faithfully carry out the office being assumed.” (Chapter 204 County Officers 204.020)

Adam Shanks and Curtis Landers. LCSO. Much respect for these gentlemen. Both have served many years on patrol and now primarily serve our community as administrative leaders. Over the years I have learned a great deal from their thoughtful and structured approach to public safety and the integrity of that service.

I went off the grid most of December. Perhaps, I should have shared that with you.  If you have reached out to me on social, I am just getting back online and beginning to review messages.

My rock. Super neat and appropriate that I might be joined by my wife and family as I become bound by oath to support the Constitution. (Oath of Office – Historical)

Moving forward the most effective way for us to communicate will be email, phone, and in-person. You can find me online – Board of Commissioners section of the county website. BOC meetings take place 10 AM every Wednesday and are broadcast and archived online.


A new era. Commissioner Claire Hall, (Position 2) – Commissioner Kaety Jacobson, Chair (Position 3) – Commissioner Casey Miller, (Position 1)

Wishing you the best in 2023! Much more to come…!