Esterman is taking on incumbent Deschutes County Commisisoner Tony Debone.
He recently talked with Lars Larson about some controversial land use issues.
"On farm land, people want to hold weddings, but they have to pay permit fees. I think these permit fees are really just a way to create revenue more than anything. Because if you want to do a event in Deschutes County, if you have 500 people its $35, but if its 501, it's $2500 dollars.
Esterman is an event coordinator and photographer by profession.
Whoever wins the Republican primary for commissioner, wil face Democrat Jodie Barram in the fall.