Following the usual journalistic trend on down-ticket races, The Oregonian has waited until the last three weeks of the May 20 primary race to introduce candidates in some races which carry unusual interest this time.
If “free ink” is good for a political candidate, incumbent County Clerk Sherry Hall doesn’t want any more, thank you. The article adds a new challenge for Hall: her record. Hall’s history in office is a travesty of terrible proportions, ranging from ballot tampering to wrong deadlines on voting and filing, having to reprint ballots because they carried wrong information, on and on.
Democrats have two excellent candidates this time. They are small business owner Mark Meek, of Gladstone, and another businessman, David Robinson, of West Linn. They were co-endorsed by the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce, and each has racked up numerous personal, organizational and union endorsements.
Don’t confuse Ms. Hall with County Treasurer Shari Anderson. Ms. Anderson is the county treasurer who has run her office efficiently and effectively for 16 years. Shari Anderson deserves re-election.
Take a look at what the state’s biggest newspaper has to say in these two articles: