2 Keizerites nominated to state advisory roles

Two residents of Keizer were recently nominated to serve on state boards and commissions by Gov. Kate Brown.

City Councilor Roland Herrera was nominated to serve on the Committee on Judicial Fitness and Disability. The Commission reviews complaints about Oregon state judges and justices of the peace and investigates when the alleged conduct might violate the state’s judicial code of conduct. 

Herrera will serve a four-year term.

Rachael DeBarmore was nominated to serve on the State Board of Pharmacy. The Board of Pharmacy “serves to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and through effective regulation of the manufacture and distribution of drugs.”

DeBarmore will also serve for four years. 

While a confirmation hearing has not yet been scheduled, the Senate Committee on Rules—per committee rules—can consider nominations once 21 days have passed after the date of submission. 

“State board and commission members bring their diversity of backgrounds and life experiences to provide valuable expertise and insight into a wide range of issues facing state government,” Brown said in a press release. “Their contributions help lead to policies and strategies that better enable us to serve and represent all Oregonians.”