Rancher becomes first Oregon GOP candidate

Rancher becomes first Oregon GOP candidate

Eastern Oregon rancher Jon Justesen has formed a committee to seek the Republican nomination for governor next year.

Justesen, 61, is the first potential opponent to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who hasn't said yet whether he would seek a record fourth term in office.

Besides running his family's long-time cattle and wheat ranch in Eastern Oregon, Justesen is also a big investor and board member of Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services, which handles payroll, human resources and other similar functions for businesses.

Read more at OregonLive.com.