Re-Elect Mary Starrett Yamhill County Commissioner

I’m Mary Starrett, and I’m running for re-election as Yamhill County Commissioner, Position #3.


I pledged to oppose spending for non-essential expenditures and signed the Taxpayers Association of Oregon Pledge.

I have refused pay raises throughout both 4-year terms in office and will continue to turn down pay increases in my third term, keeping my salary at the 2014 rate.

Yamhill County can and should be home to businesses and industries looking for a ready work force, a business-friendly climate and a break from oppressive government taxes and regulations. Together we can work to make Yamhill County an economically stable and vibrant place to live.

Yamhill County can continue to serve as a model for other counties by safeguarding property rights, individual liberties and promoting fiscal restraint.

Please join me in this effort to continue to advocate for a financially solvent Yamhill County and support the  programs and services that help our community.


My Duties:

In addition to being Chair of the Board of Commissioners through 2021, some of my duties include liaison for:
  • Health and Human Services
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Housing Authority of Yamhill County
  • Yamhill County Coordinated Care Organization (YCCCO) Oregon Health Plan's Medicaid provider), Board member
  • NW Senior and Disability Services Board Chair
  • Association of Oregon Counties ( AOC ) District Vice- Chair
  • Member, AOC Legislative Committee, Health and Human Services Steering Committee
  • Yamhill County Board of Health
  • YCAP Board member Newberg Urban Area Management Commission, member

What Does a County Commissioner Do?

Oversees the Budget - Your county commissioners are responsible for deciding how your tax dollars are spent.

Other areas of oversight and input include:

  • Public Safety
  • Emergency Services
  • Public Health
  • Elections, Vital Records, Passports
  • Public Works
  • Tax Assessment and Collection
  • Planning and Development
  • Veteran’s Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • State of Oregon Circuit Court
  • Addiction Recovery Programs
  • Housing
  • Economic Development
  • County Fair
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Senior and Disability Services