Terrie Claflin Martin is running for County Commissioner because she believes her background, talents and leadership capabilities will make her an effective new voice on the Commission.
Terrie has lived in Jackson County for 50 years. She went to high school here, then to Southern Oregon State College. She got her first job here, at the Medford Mail Tribune, bought her first house in Ashland, and raised her two kids outside of Phoenix/Talent.
Throughout it all, she always found a way to build up her community and make Jackson County an even better place to live.
When hard times came to the Valley, she jumped in to help with her family’s small business — D&S Harley-Davidson, which has been a part of the local economy for nearly 50 years. She found a way to use that small business to do even more good, organizing motorcycle ride fundraisers to help local kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses, and to fund breast cancer screenings for local women. When the county commissioners decided to slash funding of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, she jumped in to help save our local heritage. And when our democratic values were threatened, she became a leader with Indivisible, a grassroots advocacy organization created to help voters leverage their power to hold our elected officials accountable.
Now that her two kids are out in the world, she lives in the hills above Talent with two feisty cats and is focused on the family business. But she’s still dedicated to public service. She thinks that Jackson County is an incredible place to live. And with a little help, it can be even better.