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Talent lawyer runs as write-in for county commission seat

 Posted: 2:00 AM April 22, 2014

With a month to go to the May primary, and no Democrats running for the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, lawyer Tonia Moro of Talent has announced she will run as a write-in candidate for Position No. 1.

Moro said she will introduce herself and talk about why she's running at 12:15 p.m. today on the steps of the Jackson County Courthouse. She declined to be interviewed Monday, saying, "I'm not ready" to talk about issues.

Moro, 50, a Jackson County resident for 24 years, was born in Missouri and raised in Florida, according to a press release. She has a law practice in Medford. She has volunteered for nonprofits, including Rogue Climate and OnTrack Inc.

Moro expected Democrats to file for the two open seats on the commission but none did, so she decided to run as a write-in, according to Allen Hallmark, a representative for her campaign.

All three current commissioners are Republicans. John Rachor and Don Skundrick, whose seats are up for election, are not running again.

Running for Position No. 1, Skundrick's seat, on the May 20 ballot are Rich Dyer of Medford and Henry Marlow Jr. of Central Point. Running for Position No. 3 are Joel Ockunzzi of White City and Colleen L. Roberts of Prospect.

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