• Judge of the Circuit Court, 14th District, Position 5 • Josephine County Commissioner Candidates
The Daily Courier and the Grants Pass / Josephine County Chamber of Commerce will present a Candidate Forum. A panel will ask candidates questions prepared by the Daily Courier and the Chamber. Then, the panel will field written questions from the audience and ask candidates some of those.
Thursday, April 19th, 6-8 pm at the Anne G Basker Auditorium, 500 NW 6th St., Grants Pass Seven candidates for seat on the Josephine County Board of Commissioners and three candidates for new positions on the Josephine County Circuit Court.
Commissioner candidates include the following: • Darin Fowler of Grants Pass, an electrician and Mayor of Grants Pass; • Pete Gendron , a Sunny Valley medical marijuana grower and President of the Oregon SunGrowers Guild; • Ken Hannum of Grants Pass, a self-employed contractor and former Grants Pass City Councilor; • Mayana Kingery of Grants Pass, a self-employed organizational consultant and community organizer; • Donald F. Myrick Jr. of Grants Pass, a former banker and member of the District 7 School Board; • James Rafferty of Selma, owner of Hardwoods Plus; • Ron Smith of Grants Pass, a supervisor at Western Signs Systems. Judicial candidates for a newly created position on the Josephine County Circuit Court bench: • Matt Corey, a Deputy District Attorney; • Matthew Galli, a Grants Pass Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney; • Amanda Thorpe, a Grants Pass Family Law Attorney.