Baker County Sheriff Travis Ash will run for another four-year term in the 2020 election.
Ash, who was appointed sheriff in March 2015 to replace Mitch Southwick, who retired, was elected to his first four-year term in November 2016.
No one else has filed as a candidate for sheriff, according to the Baker County Clerk’s Office.
Ash has worked in law enforcement for 24 years, and has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2005.
He started his full-time law enforcement career in 1998 when he was hired, at age 22, by the Prineville Police Department.
Ash graduated from Pine-Eagle High School at Halfway in 1993.
In a press release Thursday, Ash wrote:
“In 2020, I will be seeking re-election as Baker County Sheriff. I’m committed to working to keep our community a great place to live, work, visit, and raise families. I am proud of the dedicated team of Sheriff’s Office employees and volunteers who help us provide so many vital services to our community, be it through Search and Rescue, 911 and Dispatch, Jail Operation, Patrol, or Parole and Probation.
“Since 2015, I have had the privilege of serving as your Sheriff and appreciate the overwhelming support I’ve received from folks throughout the county. It would be an honor to continue in this role for a second term.
“There have been many changes over the course of my 24-year law enforcement career, but my goals for the Sheriff’s Office continue to be that we protect public safety and security while building and maintaining community relationships and trust, and that we do so with empathy, integrity, efficiency, and transparency.”