The Bulletin

Former Deschutes County Republican chair Bob Perry says he has withdrawn from consideration for the open 59th District House seat vacated by Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles. Perry, from Redmond, says he will support businessman Daniel Bonham of The Dalles.

Perry, Bonham and Jefferson County Commission Chair Mae Huston, of Madras, were chosen by regional Republican leaders to be considered to replace Huffman, who resigned to become the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development director for Oregon.

Under state law, the appointment must go to a member of the same party as the lawmaker who resigned. The final vote will be made Nov. 20 by the commissioners of the counties in the district: Deschutes, Jefferson, Wheeler and Wasco.