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John Rachor

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John Rachor was elected to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in November of 2010 and sworn into office on January 3, 2011.

For the 2014 calendar year, Commissioner Rachor is the Board liaison to the following County departments and/or committees:  Airport (including Airport Advisory Committee), Assessor, Development Services (including Jackson County Planning Commission), Fairgrounds/Expo, Library (including Library Advisory Committee and Law Library Advisory Committee), the Board of Commissioners' Natural Resources Advisory Committee and the Taylor Grazing Fund

Commissioner Rachor also serves as liaison to the following:  Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) (Board Member), Association of O & C Counties (Board Member), Chamber Land Use Action Team, Department of Agriculture (Inland Rogue Local Advisory Committee), Governor's Executive Order 12-07 Program, Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC), and National Association of Counties (NACo) (Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee). 

Commissioner Rachor is a fourth generation Oregonian having family that settled in the Days Creek area of Douglas County in the late 1800s.  John graduated from South Umpqua High School and then Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.  He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy Seabees.  John comes from the private sector having developed and operated all 11 Burger King Restaurants in Southern Oregon over the last 33 years while employing up to 500 people at a time.  He also donates the use of his private helicopter to Jackson County Search and Rescue.  John has been married to his wife, Susan, for over 42 years.  They have two adult children, Ben and Katie, and two grandchildren.


"I have always felt that the BEST government is LESS government.  I look forward to bringing my 36 years of business experience to the office of County Commissioner and looking for creative ways to encourage economic development, working with State and Federal agencies to simplify the development process, and maintaining our unique lifestyle we enjoy so much here in Southern Oregon."

Address & Contact Information
Jackson County Courthouse Room 214
10 South Oakdale
Medford, OR 97501

Phone: 541-774-6117
FAX: 541-774-6705

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