I'm looking forward to working for the men and women in District 24 and throughout the State of Oregon!
The following is a press release announcing my candidacy:
Retired McMinnville Police Chief To Seek Election To Yamhill County Legislative Seat
McMinnville, OR – Former McMinnville Police Chief Ron Noble announced today that he will seek election to Oregon House District 24. Noble, who served in various law enforcement roles for more than 26 years, will file as a Republican for the primary election in May.
“After prayerful consideration and discussions with close family and friends, I have decided to seek election to the Oregon House,” said Noble. “I’m excited about this opportunity, and to have a chance to earn the the support of our community.”
Having served the McMinnville Police Department as its chief for eight years, Noble has deep roots in the House District 24 community and close relationships with dozens of Yamhill County leaders. As a past-president of the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, Noble is a widely recognized and respected leader in Oregon’s law enforcement community.
Noble’s announcement comes after current District 24 representative and four-term legislator Rep. Jim Weidner (R-McMinnville) announced he would not be seeking reelection. Following his announcement, Rep. Weidner signaled his support for Noble as his potential successor.
“Since 2009, I’ve had the privilege of serving our community as its state representative,” said Rep. Weidner. “As my time in Salem draws to a close, I take great comfort in knowing that Yamhill County will have the opportunity to elect my good friend, Ron Noble, who has dedicated his entire life to protecting and serving Oregonians. I have no doubt that House District 24 would be well served by his leadership.”
Noble, a graduate of Portland State University's Command College, the Oregon Executive Development Institute, and the FBI National Academy, currently works as the Director of College Public Safety at Linfield College. He and his wife reside in McMinnville and have four children.
House District 24 includes the city of McMinnville, the greater Yamhill County area, and portions of Washington County.