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ELECTION 2020: Shock seeks seat on Malheur County Court

Byron Shock. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Byron Shock says he wants to bring a new vision to Malheur County.

That’s one of the central reasons the longtime Ontario resident decided to run for county commissioner on the Democratic ticket. So far, Shock is unopposed on the Democratic ticket in the May 19 primary election. The last day for candidates to file for the primary was Tuesday.

On the GOP side in the primary, incumbent commissioner Larry Wilson faces challengers Jim Mendiola and Ron Jacobs.

Shock, who works in adult mental health in Ontario, said economic development remains a big challenge for the county.

“It impacts what we do for the homeless, our quality of life, our ability to take care of the land around us,” he said.

Shock envisions . . .