By Ron Lee
If you’ve ever been around Medford, Oregon I’m sure you know, or have heard of, Curt Chancler. He’s the kind of guy you don’t soon forget; intelligent, vocal, honest, with a voice that should be on the radio or narrating your favorite story. You know the type, extremely charismatic. For years he’s owned and operated a transmission shop on Table Rock Road; that is until the county shut him down for not paying to have his 40 year old business determined to be a business. Yeah, you read that right. They wanted to make him pay for them to determine that he was in fact in business – even though they had serviced their fleet cars at his shop in the past. Now Curt’s business will be that of the Peoples, or at least that’s what he hopes.
Chancler has always been an advocate for people’s Constitutional rights, often putting him at odds with people in administrative positions – you know, the ones who don’t take an oath of office – and it’s something he’s proud of. As a journalist, Curt’s writings have been picked up across the country and redistributed to help educate readers on such important topics as administrative law and jury nullification. And, he has championed the causes of many people who have been falsely targeted, oftentimes facing illegitimate criminal charges. To that end, Chancler co-created the Jackson County Citizens Group and its court-watch program which logged over 1,700 hours observing the local judicial process.
Recently, Chancler had a booth at the Jackson County Fair collecting signatures so his name could be placed on the November ballot as a candidate for Jackson County Commissioner. Having gathered the needed signatures, Curt is looking forward to being the only option not associated with a political party. As he says it, “My only loyalty is to the people.”
The residents of Jackson County would have an individual that not only believes that a leader should be principled, he practices it. He demands accountability now, so he would ensure it. He is passionate about personal liberties, so he would defend them.
One thing is sure, Jackson County would be well served to have such a devoted person in the office of commissioner as Curt Chancler.
Vote for Curt Chancler. You deserve him.