By Ron Lee
(Medford, OR) – It’s no wonder 58% of Americans want a third party (according to a Gallup poll), when only 24% of the public trusts the government. Both sides, Republicans and Democrats have equally fumbled their responsibilities. When one side comes in and fixes things, the other comes right back and tears it all apart. No matter your leaning, enough is enough with the party-line politics! What we need, especially locally here in Jackson County, is a voice of reason – not some polished politician or upstart with a law degree. We need an individual of integrity, who speaks the language of the everyday person. We need someone who will fight for their constituents and represent their values while educating them on the real meaning behind legislative moves. We need a person who understands the foundation of this country and what that means for Jackson County. We need a person with business experience, and who has toiled in the Oregon dirt; someone who looks up after a long, hard day and asks with a smile, “what’s next?”
Who we need is Curt Chancler.
Neither Democrat nor Republican, Chancler prides himself on being unaffiliated with any party, saying that his only loyalty is to the people. Chancler means what he says. For the past 14 years as an investigative journalist, Chancler has been helping individuals who have been falsely charged with crimes, not because he was paid to, but because he believes every person deserves justice; just as he believes every person deserves a public servant who upholds his/her oath of office.
When elected, the citizens will find a man in office who stands by his actions. In 1972 Chancler opened a transmission shop. With hard work and a guarantee on his trade, Chancler transmission became a relied upon garage. In fact, there was one job where Chancler replaced a transmission and the truck’s owner called Curt just a day later, informing him the new tranny had died. Chancler loaded another transmission and drove all the way to Arizona, where the truck had broken down. Borrowing space from a local shop in Arizona, Curt had him back on the road in just 48 hours. It was determined later the tranny Curt had initially installed had a manufacturer defect, nonetheless, Curt made good on his guarantee and he earned a lifetime customer.
When it comes to rights, Chancler is a bit of an expert. Steeped in Constitutional studies, he is vocal with his support for following the letter of the Constitution without twisting and turning it to fit his own interpretation like lawyers often do.
Jackson County has many issues facing it that can shape its future. Issues like land rights and reducing building restrictions and excessive permit fees to make land-use ordinances more building friendly, while also practicing strong and balanced local environmental stewardship. According the Chancler, “Our land is ours, and should be managed accordingly.”
The issue of citizens deserving to be afforded their rights under law to have a jury trial in all civil matters, not the State mandated unconstitutional administrative rule hearings that are now utilized to strong-arm people while also eliminating the appeal process.
County fiscal responsibility needs to be achieved and State unfunded mandates reduced. The county can and should manage its own house. Chancler has a long history of successfully diagnosing root causes of problems and applying the least intrusive solution, making his management style a perfect fit for what is needed to move Jackson County forward.
Jackson County is rich in its public and environmental diversity, and deserves a real public servant who will work tirelessly for them. The last thing we need is to elect a person who only represents a portion of it through party-line politics.
Curt Chancler is the only candidate who can and will represent everyone, including four generations of his own family that reside in Jackson County.
While the type of dirt might be different, the effort will be the same – tireless and with a smile. Curt Chancler will work for you.
Vote Curt Chancler for County Commissioner District 1.