ELECTION 2020: County candidates want your vote

Jim Mendiola, candidate for Malheur County commissioner on the GOP ticket. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

Ballots for the May 19 primary election are in the voters’ hands, and this time they need only to decide one local contested race.

On the Republican ballot, Jim Mendiola and Ron Jacobs are challenging incumbent Larry Wilson for Malheur County commissioner position No. 2.

The Republican winner will face Democrat Byron Shock in the general election. He is unopposed in his party’s primary.

We asked the GOP hopefuls about their background and the issues. Here are the responses from Wilson and Mendiola. Jacobs did not respond to our requests for comment.

Work history: Owner of Jim Mendiola Gravel Products since 1988

Civic involvement: involved with the Vale 4th . . .