Jacobs enters race for Malheur County commissioner

Ron Jacobs sees his experience with water agencies as an asset in his run for county commissioner. He will join Jim Mendiola and incumbent Larry Wilson on the GOP ballot. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Ron Jacobs said that if he is elected Malheur County commissioner he would focus on enhancing the local agriculture industry and attracting new business.

“I want to see the county to continue to grow. I recognize we are an ag culture and farming and ranching are the two major contributing businesses to this area,” said Jacobs.

Jacobs joins local contractor Jim Mendiola in the May primary race to unseat incumbent commissioner Larry Wilson. All three men are running on the Republican ticket. Ontario resident Byron Shock is running on the Democratic ticket for commissioner.

Jacobs said he wants to make . . .