Two leaders from the Oregon nursery industry – both of them past presidents of the Oregon Association of Nurseries – made strong impressions at the ballot box in Tuesday’s primary election:
- Kathy LeCompte, the owner of Brooks Tree Farm in Brooks, Ore., with her husband Dave, is running for a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 22. The district includes Woodburn, Gervais, Brooks and part of Salem. She won 81 percent of the vote in the GOP primary and will go on to face the incumbent, Betty Komp (D), in the general election.
- Bob Terry, owner and president of Fisher Farms in Gaston, Ore., is running for the district four position on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. He placed first among three candidates in the nonpartisan race, garnering 48.5 percent of the vote. Terry did not quite win enough votes to secure the seat outright, but he was close. In the general election, he’ll face the second-place finisher, Greg Mecklem, who had 35 percent of the vote.
Congratulations to these two nursery industry leaders!