Category Archives: Clackamas County

Pro-Trumpers in County Plan March to Support Him

It had to happen. Some local characters are fed up with all these popular anti-Trump marches, so they’re going to respond with their own pro-Trump event in Lake Oswego on March 4.

Kevin Kerwin owns a computer repair store prominently positioned (for political signs, which he displayed during the election) at the busy intersection of A and State Streets. State is also Highway 43, a main traffic arterial for commuters to Portland.

Kerwin, proud of Trump’s activities and record, said the march will be on sidewalks, thereby avoiding the need for permits (and, we suspect, because he’s only expecting a handful of people to participate) or simply reaffirming Republicans truly disdain certain regulations.

Already the word is out that groups are organizing a counter-march to Kerwin’s effort, at this point the only one of its kind in Oregon, though there are others planned nation-wide.

Check out this link for more about this strange but not unexpected occurrence.

County’s Toll, Riker Elected to Leadership in Congressional Democratic Committees

Two volunteer Democratic activists in Clackamas County have been elected to positions in the party’s broader structure.

CD 5 Committee (l to r) Annie Naranjo-Rivera, Peter Toll, outgoing Chair Sam Sappington, Scott Mills, Jacob Van Buskirk

Peter Toll, of Lake Oswego, is the new chair of the Democratic Fifth Congressional District Committee. He was elected by delegates from the seven counties in the district. Democrat Kurt Schrader is the incumbent representative from CD5. Continue reading

Gilliam, Very Ill, Resigns Legislative Position

One of Clackamas County’s five Republican members of the Oregon House, Vic Gilliam, resigned his seat two days before the legislature was set to convene Feb. 1. He is 63.

Rep. Gilliam, of Silverton, has been very ill with ALS, reportedly unable to leave his home to campaign in the Republican-dominated House District 18 when he ran against Democrat Tom Kane last year. Regardless of his efforts, he was easily re-elected. Continue reading

Is Ron Wyden the Next Senator Sam?

Most heroes don’t set out on a path of heroics. Instead, they’re thrust into a sudden situation where their character is unexpectedly revealed.

Oregon has had two such men in recent history. Both were U.S. senators. Another just might come from that same branch of government. Continue reading

Sonya Fischer Appointed Clackamas County Commissioner

Sonya Fischer has been unanimously appointed as Clackamas County Commissioner, Position #5.

Fischer is an attorney with local law firm Fischer Family Law. She is a former Legislative Director for the Oregon Department of Human Services. She holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School, a Master of Public Administration from Portland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Social Work from Warner Pacific College. Fischer lives in Lake Oswego. Continue reading