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Clackamas Democrats’ Slate Cards for November 8th General Election

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Clackamas Democrats are pleased to publish our slate cards for the November 8th election.





There are ten different cards, one for each House District with significant areas in the county.

Some of the candidates and measures are different on each card.

Please locate the House District for where you live, download the appropriate card, and share it with your friends and neighbors.


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Each card lists Measure 97, and other local measures we support.  Our full list of endorsed and locally-supported measures is available here.



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Meanwhile Neighborhood Leaders all over the county are distributing cardstock versions of these cards to many Democrats.  Why not join them?




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Clackamas Dems Reaffirm Measure 97 Support

yes on 97 logoAt our September Central Committee meeting, Clackamas Democrats unanimously affirmed its endorsement of Measure 97. If passed, this measure would increase taxes on corporations whose Oregon sales exceed $25 million. The increased revenue will benefit education, healthcare, and senior services.

We also voted to endorse the following statewide measures:

Measure 94 – Amends Constitution: Eliminates mandatory retirement age for state judges
Measure 95 – Amends Constitution: Allows investment in equities by public universities to reduce financial risk
Measure 97 – Increases corporate minimum tax when sales exceed $25 million; funds education, healthcare, senior services.
Measure 100 – Prohibits purchase or sales of parts or products from certain wildlife species; exceptions; civil penalties.

And these local measures are also supported by Clackamas Democrats (not all measures will be on your ballot since most are for specific districts or cities):

Measure 26-178 – Metro, Renews Local Option Levy; Protects Natural Areas, Water Quality, Fish
Measure 3-487 – North Clackamas SD #12, Bonds to Improve Schools
Measure 3-497 – City of Oregon City, Oregon City Community Safety Facility General Obligation Bond Authorization
Measure 3-498 – City of Oregon City, Changes Status of Wesley Lynn Park; Allows Easement
Measure 3-502 – Renewal of Current County Sheriff Public Safety Local Option Levy
Measure 3-509 – Clackamas County, Temporary 6-Cent Per Gallon Vehicle Fuel Tax
Measure 3-510 – Clackamas County, Ordinance Imposing 3% County Tax on Retail Sales of Marijuana

We recommend rejection of one local measure:

NO on 3-514 – Oregon City charter to limit urban renewal

Please remember to vote all the way down the ballot, including the measures we have not endorsed here. Don’t leave them blank, or the opposition will be making your decisions for you.

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Elections Protection Volunteers Needed for General Election

Ballot DropTo all the great volunteers that helped with observation for the Primary and for others that have done this in the past, thank you! Clackamas County has had elections issues, and Clackamas County Democrats have been effective at making sure that election workers know that they are being observed and follow the rules accordingly.

If you have not done this before or want to be a part of the Observation Team again, please email Craig Stephens. Provide your contact information and limitations as to time of day or days in the week prior to, including and just after Tuesday November 8.

There will be on-line training and an in-person training session at the Clackamas County Democrats Office with details conveyed to you as the time gets nearer.

There will be an opportunity to see the machine verification before November 1 for anyone who would like to be present for that. With the primary election, the Clackamas County Elections Office managed to lose some ballots, so there is never a dull moment. Many tasks are observed, each of which has some complexity, in an effort to make sure every vote is properly counted.

There are a number of rules that must be followed, so please allow time for training or re-training as the case may be.

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An Important Letter from Four Clackamas County Mayors


l-r: Mayors Axelrod (West Linn), Gamba (Milwaukie), Holladay (Oregon City), and Knapp (Wilsonville)

Voters of Clackamas County:

The last four years have been hard on Clackamas County. Working relationships with other area governments have suffered. Positive forward progress has largely stopped. Lawsuits, acrimony and conflict have flourished. County staff morale appears at an all time low. A citizen itemized $3.4 million of public money has been unnecessarily wasted by Clackamas County actions. Continue reading

Republican HD26 Candidate Does Not Live in HD26!

By Simon Springall and Peter Toll

Ray ListerThe Right Candidate for HD 26

Ray Lister
The Right Candidate for HD 26

Wilsonville and Oregon’s House District 26 narrowly avoided having disgraced former Rep Matt Wingard as the Republican candidate, only to end up with Republican candidate Richard Vial who does not actually live in the House District where he claims to live, according to a complaint Oregon House Democrats have filed with the secretary of state.

State law says he must live there a year, however his former home is rented out, and he has moved to a new home in House District 24.

Vial’s election slogan is “principled leadership.” We are wondering what kinds of principles he is hoping to lead with.

Elections officials in Salem are saying the November ballot has already been certified. That means no action will be taken until after the election if Vial were somehow to win the election for this open seat in Clackamas and Washington counties.

Democrat Ray Lister is the strongest and most principled candidate for this open seat. Lend him your support at www.raylister.com.

Ludlow and Friends Show Even More Bad Judgment

roads.pot_hole.ludlowIneptitude and bad judgment seem to be the hallmarks of the John Ludlow-led Clackamas County Commissioners when it comes to their lack of proper attention to our county’s roads. The most recent example is in Canby, where they chose to re-pave certain streets outside the city during the busiest time of the year while totally ignoring their responsibility for county-owned streets inside the city limits. Here’s how the local newspaper described it.