Patridge Named to Head OLCC
Governor Kitzhaber yesterday appointed Rob Patridge, the current Klamath County D.A. and former Medford city councilman, as chairman of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Patridge is also a former state representative and served as a deputy District Attorney for Jackson County for three years. He has worked as general counsel for Pacific Retirement Services and as District Director for Congressman Greg Walden.
It is the third time the Governor has appointed the ex-Republican legislator to a position in less than a year.
Patridge points out the OLCC is facing a cultural change with potential ballot measures such as the legalization of marijuana and allowing all forms of liquor to be available in grocery stores. If either of those potential measures were to be successful, the OLCC would likely be the regulatory agency overseeing those areas.