City Council

2014 Council Elections

At the 2014 General Election on November 4th, the positions of Mayor and three Councilor positions will appear on the ballot.  The filling period for interested candidates begins on June 4, 2014 and all filling requirements must be completed by 5pm on August 26, 2014.

Open City of Pilot Rock Positions:

Mayor            Currently held by Virginia Carnes            Four Year Term

Councilor       Currently held by Bob Deno                     Four Year Term

Councilor       Currently held by Jim Hinkle                     Four Year Term

Councilor       Currently held by Kacie Moss                   Four Year Term

  • All positions are non-partisan.
  • Council positions are elected at-large, meaning candidates may reside in any area of the community.
  • All positions are volunteer / non-paid.

Qualifications and Residency Requirements:

  • A qualified elector under the State law and a registered voted.
  • A resident of the City of Pilot Rock who has resided continuously in the City during the 12 months immediately preceding the elections they are filing for.

The Pilot Rock City Recorder, Teri Porter is the Elections filing officer for the City of Pilot Rock elections.  Please contact Mrs. Porter at 541-443-2811 or via e-mail at prcr@centurytel.net for additional informantion or for an election information packet. 

 

 

Mayor - Virginia Carnes

Term Ending:  December 31, 2014

Address PO Box 542, Pilot Rock, OR 97868
Phone Home 541-443-5832, Cell 541-969-6033
Email vcarnes@centurytel.net
Education LaGrande High School, Eastern Oregon College of Education, Extensive post-graduate classes in education.
Current Occupation Mayor and Retired Educator, and busier than ever!
Employment History Retired Educator after 34 years at Pilot Rock School District 2R. Homestead Youth Lodge for 10 years, Umatilla County Jail for 3 years.
Community Service Pilot Rock Rural Fire District Board of Directors, Pilot Rock City Council, Swim Program Director, St. Helen's Catholic Church, Oregon Education Association, Pilot Rock Education Association, Community Action League, National Night Out Committee, SMART, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, Pilot Rock Chamber of Commerce, Umatilla County Tourism Chair, Pilot Rock Downtown, Association Mayor and other activities as needed/necessary.
Awards Pilot Rock First Citizen 1998
Hobbies Reading, sewing, pond gardening, cake decorating, crafts, quilting, woodworking and knitting.
Family 4 stepdaughters - Rebecca of Phoenix, AZ, Heather of Boise, Amy of Milton-Freewater, Sara of Walla Walla and 13 grandchildren.

Councilor at Large, Kacie Moss

Term Ending  December 31, 2014
Address  712 NE Elm
Phone  541-377-0717
Email

 kaciemoss05@gmail.com

Education  Pendleton High School and Blue Mountain Community College
Current Occupation  Resource Coordinator, Umatilla Morrow ESD & Executive Director, Eastern Oregon Reading Foundation
Employment History

 Office Manager, Medical Biller for local specialist- 5 years

Umatilla Morrow Education Service District- 5.5 years (current)

Community Service  City Councilor, Happy Canyon volunteer, SMART Reader, Campfire volunteer
Hobbies  Camping, Gardening, Photography and Aquriums
Family  Husband, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rabbits

Councilor at Large, Bob Deno

Term Ending December 31, 2014
Address

 PO Box 61,  Pilot Rock, OR 97868

 

Phone  
Email denogrand@centurytel.net
Education  
Current Occupation  
Employment History  
Community Service  Current City Council Member
Hobbies  
Family  

Councilor at Large, Michael Baleztena

Term Ending December 31, 2016
Address  
Phone 541-969-6359
Email michaelb1968@rocketmail.com
Education Pilot Rock Elementary, Pilot Rock HighSchool and Blue Mountain Community College.
Current Occupation Umatilla County Road Department
Employment History  
Community Service Former Planning Commission member.
Hobbies  
Family  

Councilor at Large, Ray Corwin

Term Ending December 31, 2016
Address 988 SW Cedar P.O. 953 Pilot Rock, OR 97868 
Phone  

Email

 

raycorwin3@gmail.com

Education  
Current
Occupation

 O'Reilly Auto Parts

Employment History  
Community Service  Current City Council Member
Hobbies  Hunting, Fishing, Sports
Family  Traci, Ty, & Wyatt

 

Councilor at Large, James Hinkle

Term Ending

 December 31, 2014                                                                                        

Address  414 SE 4th

Phone

 

Email  hinklejf57@gmail.com

Education

 Pilot Rock High School

Current Occupation  Internet Tech
Employment History  Prison 1994-2012 16 yrs

Community Service

 Fire Department, Farmers Market, Community Days, October Fest,

Hobbies

 4 wheelers

Family

Married to Nancy Hinkle & raising grandson Dakota, Strong Family ties to Pilot Rock 4 generations of family.  Strong religious ties to Pilot Rock Baptist Church.

 Councilor at Large, Raymond Doherty

Term Ending  December 31, 2016

 

Address  718 NE Fir  

Phone

 

Email   TDOHERTY@CENTURYTEL.NET  

Education

 

Current Occupation  
 

Community Service

 

Hobbies

 

Family