At the July 17 RCC meeting, the Josephine County Republican Central Committee voted to change the bylaws to allow the RCC to support a candidate in a non-partisan race in which no Repubican is running.
The RCC then voted to support Bob Just for County Commissioner position #3. Although not a registered Republican, Bob Just is a strong conservative who shares the principles and values of the Republican party.
This is a historic decision for the Josephine County Republican party. Some members felt it would hurt the Republican brand to support a non-Republican, but the majority felt that the Republican brand is more about principles than about partisanship, and that it’s important to support the more conservative candidate rather than sit passively on the sidelines because there’s no Republican in the race.
The Josephine County Republican party supports Republican Keith Heck for County Commissioner position #2, and Bob Just for County Commissioner position #3.