VOTE 2020: Jacobs, Shock deliver views on their platform for county commission slot

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VALE – Ron Jacobs of Vale and Byron Shock of Ontario are on the November ballot to replace Malheur County Commissioner Larry Wilson and while they are on opposite sides of the fence politically, their solutions to some of the area’s challenges are similar.

Shock is a Democrat and Jacobs is a Republican.

The winner of the race will join county Judge Dan Joyce and Commissioner Don Hodge on the Malheur County Court, which oversees all county operations. As county judge, Joyce is paid $77,652 a year. The two commissioner positions are part time and are budgeted at about $31,000 a year.

Jacobs is the former president of the Oregon Water Resources Congress and served as the chairman of the Vale School District Board of Directors. He also previously served on the . . .