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Two file for three King City council seats

Incumbents Dick Winn and Suzan Turley run unopposed


Dick Winn and Suzan Turley are running for another term on the King City City Council, leaving a third seat open.

Winn was first appointed to the council in 2003 for a year before winning his first four-year term in 2004; he successfully ran for another four-year term in 2008.

Winn, 82, is a retired mechanical engineer who has lived in King City for 11 years. He represents King City on the Intergovernmental Water Board, is a member of the Metro Trails Committee for the west-side trail and serves on the technical advisory committee for the River Terrace community, formerly called Areas 63 and 64 on Bull Mountain.

Turley was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council in 2008 and successfully ran for a four-year term later that year.

Turley, 69, works part time at Bank of the West, and she is one of 20 people who make up the AARP national volunteer performance team as a volunteer community-impact facilitator.

Turley, who previously served on the La Grande City Council for 12 years and was that city's first female mayor, is currently a public member of the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool Board and the Oregon Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapist Board of Directors.

She has lived in King City for seven years.

The King City charter allows for write-in candidates to win seats on the council, so residents are urged to try for a spot to round out the seven-member panel.

With the city facing important issues in the future, not to mention dealing with the passage of Measure 34-199, which prohibits it from spending any funds on public rail, it needs all hands on deck to deal with whatever comes its way.