John Huffman

John Huffman has lived in The Dalles with his family since 1984. After moving, he took over management and ultimately became a partner in Q104 Radio, until selling the station in 2007.

From 2007 to 2016, he represented Oregon State House District 59. After the 2016 presidential elections, John accepted presidential appointment to his current position of State Director for Oregon USDA Rural Development, which he has held since October, 2017. At Rural Development, John manages 50 employees and oversees the implementation of USDA Rural Development’s 50 programs.

Civic Participation

Do you find Galactic Senate debates in Star Wars to be easier to understand than those in the U.S. Senate? Have you ever wondered who actually attends the “electoral college?” The United States government can seem just as complicated as it is important. This session will provide some clarity so you will feel equipped and able to participate in local and national civics. There will be a quick overview of our political system’s levels of government. We will discuss the processes by which they are to abide and functions they perform. You will leave the session with tools you help you work with your representatives both near and far to ensure that your community thrives.   

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