Barram has been on the city council for five years, but is looking to serve in a different capacity.
"I have grown up here. I grew up in Redmond, lived in Terrebonne and Bend and for a short while in Sunriver. I understand this county. For me, my passion is for public service. I just want to do that in a different way than the city council. I'm a part time educational assistant and part time city coucilor. I'd like to focus on serving the public."
Barram wil lbe running as a Democrat for Tony DeBone's commissioner seat. Richard Esterman of Sisters has announced he's running for the seat as a Republican.
The primary will be in May with the general election in November.