Jim Gilbert was named as one of five finalists for a vacant position on the Clackamas County Commission. Gilbert is the owner of wholesale grower Northwoods Nursery and its retail/online arm, One Green World, both located near Molalla. Gilbert has twice run for the Oregon House of Representatives as a Democrat, but lost. The commission position, however, is nonpartisan. If selected, Gilbert would serve two years and then have the option to run for a full four-year term.
UPDATE (8.Jan.09): Gilbert was not selected. Former Estacada mayor Bob Austin was.