Elect Mark Soderstrom

for Jackson County Commissioner

Mark Soderstrom

Contact Info

Phone: 541-673-6123
E-Mail: electmarksod@gmail.com
Address: PO Box 1381 Phoenix, OR 97535

Experience/Education

Former Planning Commissioner City of Medford Founding Member "Campaign to Rebuild Our Libraries" (a successful campaign to rebuild libraries in Jackson County)
Completed Management Training at Farmers Insurance Group in Truck Insurance Exchange and Supervised up to 32 employees in policy service
Successful Property Developer
Owner/Partner/Agent in Independent Insurance Agency with 15 employees for 19 years
Former President of Independent Agents of Jackson County
B.S. in Computer Science SOU
B.A. in Business Administration SOU

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Let's Invest to Create Jobs

We have very few jobs in Jackson County in energy production, but we do send about $100 million dollars per year out of our county to buy energy produced elsewhere. This outflow of money is a huge trade deficit. We need to spend some of that money inside our county on solar energy production. Spending that money here has the potential for an additional 1000 permanent jobs in Jackson County. Currently there are state and federal tax credits to pay up to 80% of the cost of solar power production. A comprehensive study needs to be done by the county to develop strategies for solar power production/financing that will be competitive with traditional power generating methods. The time has come for a large solar power initiative in Jackson County.

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