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Mendiola announces candidacy for Malheur County commissioner slot

Vale resident Jim Mendiola says he wants to bring transparency to county government and will run for Malheur County commissioner. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Longtime Vale resident Jim Mendiola announced this week he will run for the Malheur County commissioner slot currently held by real estate broker Larry Wilson.

Mendiola, a former Vale 4th of July Rodeo Board president, said the notion to run for office isn’t a new one and now seemed like a good time.

“I have been thinking about it for several years,” he said. “So I just decided to pull the trigger and start from here.”

Mendiola operates Jim Mendiola Gravel Products in Vale and has been a fixture on the local rodeo scene for decades.

“I think we need a change,” said Mendiola. “I think we need to have some transparency . . .