Patti Adair for
Oregon native Patti Adair is running for position 3, Deschutes County Commissioner. Her family settled in Eastern Oregon near Ukiah in the 1850's. In fact her grandparent's sawmill has been at the High Desert Museum since the 1990's. Growing up on a Heppner ranch, Patti was a ten year 4-H member. She was Queen and Princess of the Pendleton Round-up. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Oregon and after attending Central Washington University, Edmonds, she earned her CPA license from Washington State.
Patti was fortunate to do varied fundraising projects and leadership roles ranging from schools to hospital events, raising over $2,000,000. She worked in the accounting field and also managed their horse operation all while raising three boys. Her husband, Bob, was an ear, nose and throat doctor and is now retired.
Moving back to Sisters Oregon was always a family dream. She lives on their local family ranch with her husband, Bob, and they breed "rodeo horses". Her nieces and nephew compete nationally in rodeos. Her brother-in-law Butch Knowles, an NFR announcer, grew up in Tumalo and Terrebone. Butch is married to Patti's sister, Mary Lynn.
Patti is an advocate for small businesses in Deschutes County. She believes that it is important to encourage new and existing businesses and can often be found shopping and dining at the independent shops and restaurants in the area.