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Democrats Fare Very Well in Non-Partisan Clackamas Races


Clackamas Democrats don’t sit on their hands in so-called non-partisan elections. They know candidates have values, and they work for and support those candidates who share their values. (Endorsed candidates in bold.)

In the case of Tuesday’s special district elections with 77 overall races, Clackamas Democrats won eight of the 11 contested races they worked on. Many races were uncontested but worth mentioning is Betty Reynolds, of West Linn. She won election to the Clackamas Community College board; she was appointed a few months ago to a vacant slot and was unopposed.

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The Mueller Report — Take 1

There are two important concepts that need to be understood about the special counsel’s report. One is obvious, the other less so.

One is the question of whether or not the 2016 election was free and fair?

The answer is clearly NO.

“As set forth in detail in this report, the Special Counsel’s investigation established that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election principally through two operations. First a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Second, a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations against entities, employees, and volunteers working on the Clinton Campaign and then released stolen documents.”

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AROUND THE COUNTY: Special District Elections Prompt Short Campaign Season

Peter Toll

By Peter Toll

Seventy-seven special districts in Clackamas County have elections in May for a wealth of seats on smaller boards and commissions — from the biggest school district in the county to a water district in the county’s westernmost reaches that may soon disappear; (the water district that is, not the reaches.)

Just 15 of those districts will receive special attention as they are the only ones with contested races. In some cases, smaller boards have no candidates whatsoever.

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Standing and District Committees February Meetings Roundup

We’re pleased to share the highlights below from Standing and District Committee meetings held in February, 2019.

House District 37, co-leaders Ken Chappuis and Mary Shortall

At the well attended February 17th meeting, we discussed the May 21st special election positions that need to be filled and an update regarding our Neighborhood Leaders. We heard from Betty Reynolds, past president of the Oregon School Boards Association, regarding a grassroots campaign to ensure that students throughout our state achieve their full potential, an effort of the non-profit Oregonians for Student Success. Check out the group’s website to learn how you can help with this important work.

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