Karen Blair - Medford - City Council


JCRW Member

Karen Blair

Council member Ward 2


Karen Blair was elected as councilwoman for Ward 2 in November, 2010. Her current term of office is January 2011 through December 2014.

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Education: Medford Senior High School Graduate 1970, Bassist Fashion Institute Graduate 1971, Rogue Community College LPN 1973

Business: Licensed Practical Nurse 14 years, Travel Consultant 15 years Real Estate Broker since 1996

Politics: City of Medford Committees and Commissions, Housing & Community Development, Landmarks and Historic Commission, Citizens Planning Advisory Commission, Budget Committee, City Grants Committee. Jackson County, Committee for Citizen Involvement. Rogue Valley Association of Realtor and Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service Boards

Three top priorities: Public Safety, Jobs, Smaller government and local control.

I believe I can make a positive contribution to my community. Managing our growth will be our biggest challenge heading into the future. Given our proximity to I-5 and our strategic location between Portland and San Francisco, growth is inevitable. Given our physical restrictions of limited land mass surrounded by mountains we must take great care in how, when, where and why we grow. It will take broadminded, enthusiastic and creative leaders to create and maintain a sustainable economy and lifestyle in our valley. I have been working for more than eight years preparing to take on a leadership role in my community and feel it is now time for me to step up to the plate, be counted and participate at the city council level.

Her current term expires December, 2014.

Karen is an Elected Alternate Delegate to the Republican Party, a PCP and is a member of Jackson County Republican Women.  She served as Parlimentarian of JCRW from 2009-2010. Karen is new to the Political Arena and defeated Councilman Ben Truwe by hard work and shear determination.  She proved that it can be done.

 Amazing woman. 


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