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Paris Train Hero Alek Skarlatos To Run For Douglas County Commissioner


Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks with former Douglas County Commissioner Mike Winters at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, Skarlatos announced his intent to run for the Douglas County Commissioner seat recently vacated by Gary Leif.

Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks with former Douglas County Commissioner Mike Winters at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters Tuesday. Earlier in the evening, Skarlatos announced his intent to run for the Douglas County Commissioner seat recently vacated by Gary Leif.

Michael Sullivan/The News-Review

Alek Skarlatos has put his hat in the ring for the Douglas County commissioner seat recently vacated by Gary Leif.

Skarlatos made the announcement Tuesday evening at Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Roseburg.

The run for office is the latest adventure for Skarlatos, a hometown hero known for his role in taking down a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train in 2015.
 
Skarlatos went on to portray himself in a Clint Eastwood movie about the event, called “The 15:17 to Paris.”

Read the whole story at the News-Review.
 

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