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Candidates for the Deschutes County Commission engaged in a typical display of back-and-forth ideas Thursday night as they debated what they thought was the proper direction for the county’s future.

Two commissioner positions are up for election this year: Position 1 and Position 3. The first is currently occupied by Republican Tony DeBone, who is seeking a fourth term on the commission, and he is being challenged by nurse and Democrat Oliver Tatom. The third position is occupied by Republican Patti Adair, who is seeking a second term. Democratic challenger Morgan Schmidt is a pastor and the founder of Pandemic Partners, a grassroots organization offering community support.

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Anna Kaminski is a city and county government reporter with The Bulletin. Previously, she was a reporter in Eugene, and she began her career in journalism as a teenager in her Midwestern hometown. 

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Long and Variable

'he advocated for growth management and feeding an evolving economy to promote growth within cities.'

Do what in the what?

Pnwhof

Classic "say nothing"... When an economy is based on building you build... It's going to destroy the region.

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