BEND, OR -- A Bend-area husband and wife announced Monday they are running for local offices.
Amy Tatom is vying for Bend-La Pine School Board zone five, currently held by Ron Gallinat, who does not plan to run for re-election. Tatom is a Family Nurse Practitioner who sits on the St. Charles Medical Group Board and is a member of the school district’s budget committee.
Her husband Oliver Tatom is running for the Central Oregon Community College Board, in Zone seven, which encompasses a large area south of Bend. The seat is now held by Vikki Ricks, who also is not seeking re-election. Tatom is a second-year nursing student at COCC. He's a paramedic currently employed by Jefferson County EMS.
The couple has two young children and live in rural Deschutes County, southeast of Bend. Both elections are May 21.