RAC Steering Committee

NACo's Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo.  RAC is the voice for America's rural counties before Congress and the Administration.  Nearly two-thirds of the nation's 3,069 counties are designated as rural, with a combined population of 60 million.

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James Schmidt Commissioner Lincoln County, South Dakota

Vice Chair

Jason Brinkley County Judge Cooke County, Texas
Kenneth Dahlstedt Commissioner Skagit County, Washington
Vance Stuehrenberg Commissioner Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Arlanda Williams Councilwoman Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana


Bruce Adams Commissioner San Juan County, Utah
Darius Allen Commissioner Alamosa County, Colorado
William Altimus Parish Administrator Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Donald Anderson Commissioner Hale County, Alabama
Elizabeth Archuleta Supervisor Coconino County, Arizona
Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh Commissioner Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Thomas Bardwell Commission Chair Tuscola County, Michigan
Ernestine Bazemore Commissioner Bertie County, North Carolina
John Becker Chairman Madison County, New York
Jason Berry County Administrator Washington County, Virginia
Ron Berry Commissioner Roane County, Tennessee
Richard Billings Police Juror Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Doug Bishop Treasurer Jasper County, Iowa
Brad Blake , Colorado
Cindy Bobbitt Commissioner Grant County, Oklahoma
Ruby Brabo Supervisor King George County, Virginia
Jay Breneman , Pennsylvania
Joe Briggs Commissioner Cascade County, Montana
James Brooks Commissioner Highlands County, Florida
Timothy Brown Senior Planner Walton County, Florida
Robert Buckey Commissioner Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Trent Burroughs Commissioner Columbus County, North Carolina
Ron Burrows Commissioner Rogers County, Oklahoma
Edward Bustin Commissioner Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Wendy Buxton-Andrade Commissioner Prowers County, Colorado
Drew Campbell Commissioner Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Candy Carlson Supervisor Tehama County, California
Scott Carnahan Commissioner Citrus County, Florida
Kathy Chandler-Henry Commissioner Eagle County, Colorado
Greg Chilcott Commissioner Ravalli County, Montana
J.D. Clark County Judge Wise County, Texas
Rod Cleveland Commissioner Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Thomas Coley Commissioner Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Claire Collins Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)
Erick Coolidge Commissioner, Chair Tioga County, Pennsylvania
R. Douglas Corcoran Commissioner Ross County, Ohio
William Cox Commissioner Rich County, Utah
Seth Crawford Commissioner, County Judge Crook County, Oregon
Melissa Cribbins Commissioner Coos County, Oregon
Gordon Cruickshank Commissioner Valley County, Idaho
Paul David County Supervisor Graham County, Arizona
Daniel Degear Town Supervisor Madison County, New York
Derrick DeGroot Commissioner Klamath County, Oregon
Todd Devlin Commissioner Prairie County, Montana
Rodney Dial Assembly Member Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
Anthony Dimas County Manager McKinley County, New Mexico
Ken Doke Commissioner Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Jerry Doucette Commissioner Alger County, Michigan
David Eaton Supervisor Russell County, Virginia
Julie Ehemann Commissioner Shelby County, Ohio
Lenny Eliason Commissioner Athens County, Ohio
Randy Elliott Commissioner Davis County, Utah
Ed Fielding Commissioner Martin County, Florida
Richard Forster Supervisor Amador County, California
Scott Fortner Commissioner Weakley County, Tennessee
Lena Fowler Supervisor Coconino County, Arizona
Bob Fox Commissioner Renville County, Minnesota
Kurt Gibbs Board Chair Marathon County, Wisconsin
Kerry Gibson Commissioner Weber County, Utah
James Gore Supervisor Sonoma County, California
Gary Gray Commissioner Hughes County, Oklahoma
Eugene Hall Commissioner Jefferson County, Florida
Ricky Harcrow Commission President DeKalb County, Alabama
Gene Harper County Administrator Marion County, South Carolina
Viola Harris Commissioner Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Paul Heimel Commissioner Potter County, Pennsylvania
Jeanne Herman Commissioner Washoe County, Nevada
Varlin Higbee Commissioner Lincoln County, Nevada
Dave Hinson Associate Commissioner Franklin County, Missouri
Brenda Holt Commissioner Gadsden County, Florida
Ronald Houseman Administrative Liaison Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
Melvyn Houser County Supervisor Pottawattamie County, Iowa
David Hudson County Judge Sebastian County, Arkansas
Tim Josi Commissioner Tillamook County, Oregon
Doris Karloff Supervisor Saunders County, Nebraska
Unzell Kelley Commissioner Coosa County, Alabama
Billy Kennedy Commissioner Watauga County, North Carolina
Robert Koch Commissioner Franklin County, Washington
Tom Lamar Commissioner Latah County, Idaho
Keith Langenhahn Field Services Representative Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin
Scott Lemley Assessor Wetzel County, West Virginia
Phil Lyman Commissioner San Juan County, Utah
Judy Lyttle Supervisor Surry County, Virginia
Natalia Macker Commissioner Teton County, Wyoming
Frederick Magee Supervisor Walthall County, Mississippi
Richard Malm Commissioner Jefferson County, Kansas
Randy Maluchnik Commissioner Carver County, Minnesota
Tracey Marshall Treasurer Cass County, Iowa
Tommie Martin Supervisor Gila County, Arizona
Allison Mays Board Member Washington County, Virginia
Wesley McCart Commissioner Stevens County, Washington
Timothy McCormick Commissioner Ohio County, West Virginia
Charles McDowell Commissioner Columbus County, North Carolina
Debbi McGinnis Collector of Revenue Polk County, Missouri
Sean McGlothlin Police Juror Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Melissa McKinlay Commissioner Palm Beach County, Florida
John Meeks Commissioner Levy County, Florida
Rick Miller Commissioner Franklin County, Washington
Laura Montoya Treasurer Sandoval County, New Mexico
Harrison Moody Supervisor Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Lily Morgan Commissioner Josephine County, Oregon
Calvin Newsom Supervisor Marion County, Mississippi
Wendy Nordwald Assessor Warren County, Missouri
Donald O'Brien Commissioner Kittitas County, Washington
Pete Olsen Commissioner Churchill County, Nevada
Pat Oman County Administrator Mille Lacs County, Minnesota
Connie Orr Commissioner Graham County, North Carolina
Dotti Owens Coroner Ada County, Idaho
Toni Pappas Commissioner Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Carolyn Parker Commissioner Etowah County, Alabama
Kenny Payne Commissioner Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Craig Pedersen Supervisor Kings County, California
Chad Peterson Commissioner Cass County, North Dakota
Leland Pollock Commission Chair Garfield County, Utah
Craig Pope Commissioner Polk County, Oregon
Robert Post Commissioner Banner County, Nebraska
Renee Price Commissioner Orange County, North Carolina
Stanley Primozich Commissioner Yamhill County, Oregon
Matthew Prochaska County Board Member Kendall County, Illinois
Rodney Richardet Collector Of Revenue Perry County, Missouri
Pam Roach Councilwoman Pierce County, Washington
Karl Rodefer Supervisor Tuolumne County, California
Edwin Russ Commissioner Columbus County, North Carolina
Harry Scharmann Commissioner Churchill County, Nevada
Alton Shepherd Supervisor Apache County, Arizona
David Smitherman County Administrator Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Eric Soileau Police Juror Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Gary Starns Commissioner Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
Norm Steen Commissioner Teller County, Colorado
Kathy Stegenga County Legislator Orange County, New York
Newt Stephens Commissioner Creek County, Oklahoma
Larry Suckla Commissioner Montezuma County, Colorado
Mark Sybesma Supervisor Sioux County, Iowa
Shawn Tasset Commissioner Ford County, Kansas
Susette Taylor County Clerk Atchison County, Missouri
Jerrie Tipton , Nevada
Orlando Trainer Supervisor Oktibbeha County, Mississippi
Albert Turner Commissioner Perry County, Alabama
Grant Veeder Auditor/Commissioner of Elections Black Hawk County, Iowa
Bryan Vidrine Police Juror Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Anthony Viegbesie Commissioner Gadsden County, Florida
Larry Walsh Commissioner Douglas County, Nevada
Kenton Ward Surveyor Hamilton County, Indiana
Glen Webb Commissioner Pitt County, North Carolina
Lisa Weik Commissioner Washington County, Minnesota
Ryan Wescoat , Missouri
Larry White , Alabama
Gordon Wilder Commissioner Vance County, North Carolina
Ronald Williams Commissioner Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Robert Wilson County Administrator Cass County, North Dakota
David Zimmerman Board Chairman Tazewell County, Illinois
James Zwetzig Commissioner Morgan County, Colorado

Executive Committee Liaison

Gary Moore County Judge/Executive Boone County, Kentucky