Election Recap: Clackamas Celebrates Three New State Reps

When Clackamas County folks went to bed Monday night, they were represented in the Oregon House of Representatives by five Democrats and five Republicans. Twenty-four hours later, there were eight Democrats and just two Republicans. Continue reading

Today Demands Waiting as if Your Life Depended on It

By A Candidate

Excluding the 24 hours it took my wife to deliver our first baby, Election Day was the longest day of my life.

Devoting your life to one special event for well over a year, putting all your energies into one thing, one effort, one goal, takes its toll. Canvassing helped me lose 14 pounds. (I could lose another 14, but that’s another story.) Continue reading

Be Aware of Election Misinformation

You have just a few days left to turn in your ballot for the November 6 election. Initial results will be posted on results.oregonvotes.gov starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

There has been a lot of misinformation about this election, and likely more the closer we get to Tuesday. Some voters have been contacted by non-official entities telling them, incorrectly, that they are not registered to vote or that their voter registration is inactive. There have been incorrect statements and stories that it is too late to secure our elections and that our election system is easily hackable. Those stories are not true. Continue reading

MAJOR ELECTION IMPACT: Strange Business Afoot at Aurora Airport

If you were about to expand an airport next to your neighbors would you be considerate and ask them if they care? One would think the answer is obvious.

But “no” is the answer if you are the Aurora Airport and Marion County commissioners, even though the facility is in your county but Clackamas County is just down the road a tad.

Airport officials, in cahoots with certain Republican legislators and the State Aviation Board, seek a major Aurora Airport expansion so bigger jets will fly right over the quiet, residential Charbonneau neighborhood next door. Continue reading

TIME TO GET INVOLVED: Independent Candidate Backs Brown as Voter Turnout Higher than Usual

Governor Kate Brown won the endorsement of Independent gubernatorial candidate Patrick Starnes in a televised report from Portland on Oct. 30. Starnes said his reason is the excessive amount of funding Republican Knute Buehler has received from one person. That would be Nike founder Phil Knight, who has personally contributed $2.5 million to Buehler.

Brown’s campaign said Starnes reached out to them earlier in the week to discuss the situation.

This latest development occurred as Oregon voters are turning out at a higher clip than usual with Clackamas County staying ahead of the curve, but only by a smidgen. Continue reading

CLACKAMAS IS KEY: Reps Fall Behind Dems, Non-Aligned Voters

More than one pundit has already said that Clackamas and Washington counties will carry or lose this election for the Democrats. Let’s look at the numbers.

Multnomah County’s 527,169 registered voters make it the largest. And Oregon’s largest county is severely lopsided favoring Democrats. More than equaling it, however, are the combination of Washington County, 355,459, and Clackamas, 287,931. They, too, lean Democratic.

Those three counties are some 42 percent of Oregon’s vote next month. Continue reading