By News-Register staff • 

Employees back Olson


Yamhill County Employee’s Association Local 1422, affiliated with Council 75 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has voted to endorse McMinnville Mayor Rick Olson for county commissioner.

Olson is challenging incumbent Allen Springer for a seat on the three-member board. Balloting, already underway, concludes at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

The association held a forum for the two candidates in April, and Olson emerged as its choice.

“We believe that Mr. Olson has the ability to make a positive impact for the employees who serve this county with integrity and honor,” the association said in its official endorsement resolution.