Commissioner reveals financial interest in rail center property

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

VALE – Malheur County Commissioner Larry Wilson is a shareholder in a company selling land to the county for a rail shipping center, and he said Thursday he will recuse himself from any county court decisions affecting the land.

“I will have to do that. That what I feel I have to do,” said Wilson.

Wilson said he retains shares in Nyssa Industries, a firm that owns one of the properties chosen for the new rail center north of Nyssa.

Wilson said he doesn’t know how many shares he owns and that he hasn’t seen a cent from the company. Wilson said the shares pay no dividends.

“My parents bought some shares. By virtue of my parents, my sisters and I have their shares,” said Wilson.

Other company officials couldn’t immediately be reached for details about Wilson’s holdings and who else holds . . .