PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County's two Commissioners are competing for the top post as County Judge.
Seth Crawford says his campaign has been focused on the need for stronger leadership. "What I see is we need a leader to move us into the next step in Crook County's life. We need to work on professionalizing the way we manage our employees at the county. We've got great department heads and great employees there, but we need somebody at the top that's willing to step up and take a direction." He adds, "We haven't had long-term budget planning for as long as I've been there. I've been trying for four years to get that done, and I'm repeatedly turned down to get that done." Crawford was first elected to the court in 2010 and has two years left in his current term.
If Fahlgren wins, Crawford would remain as a Commissioner. However, if Crawford wins, Fahlgren would be off the Commission when his term expires at the end of the year.