Long-time Enterprise business owner John M. Hillock has entered the competition for the Wallowa County Commission seat currently occupied by Paul Castilleja.
An opening was created upon the death of commissioner-elect Bruce Dunn, who had won a two-person primary race in May.
Former Wallowa County commissioner Dan DeBoie, Wallowa County real estate agent Diane Daggett and Cliff Walters have also filed for a slot on the November General Election ballot.
Hillock is owner of Enterprise Electric and Rental and longtime supporter of causes of all sorts in the county, including the county fairgrounds. He has also been a long-time supporter of Enterprise Education Foundation.
He took over operation of the firm in 2000 when his father “Big John” Hillock retired. The company was founded in 1970.
A candidate forum is being planned by the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Cloverleaf Hall. Another forum is in the works, sponsored by the Wallowa Lake Tourism Association.