He currently is in the third year of his four year term for position one.
He says he's proud of what he's accomplished over the last three years.
"People were really reeling from the recession and we were budgeting fro the recesssion and the tax assessments were going down. So now that we're coming out of that, I'm most proud of the shape the budget was in and is in. During the recession, people need more services and Deschutes County was there for the ctiizens and the services that were needed."
Two other candidates have already announced they will be running for Tony DeBone's commissioner seat.
Current Bend City Councilor Jodie Barram is running , as is Richard Esterman of Sisters.