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They’re Lining Up for Clackamas 2020 Elections

By Peter Toll

Our primary elections are not until May, 2020, but the troops are amassing their forces in hopes of election, unseating incumbents, and otherwise bringing some action to the local side of the ballot.

Before then, in November of this year, several special elections will occur in Happy Valley, West Linn, and West Linn-Wilsonville Schools, among others.  Too, Metro, which covers about half our county, has an election to extend its natural resources/park bond, a proposal which will extend but not increase bond revenues.  Little controversy is expected in this election.

At the federal level:

Both of Clackamas County’s incumbent Democratic Members of Congress, Earl Blumenauer in the 3rd District and Kurt Schrader of the 5th District, have primary opponents.  

Blumenauer is being challenged by Albert Lee, of Portland, a newcomer to the political scene, while Schrader has drawn Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba.  Lee is a very long shot but Gamba, who has a serious following, will put up more of a fight.  Raising money will be the key issue for both challengers.

At the county level:

County Chair Jim Bernard has filed for re-election.  And former legislator Tootie Smith, who lost her own commission re-election bid four years ago, has filed against him.  This will be a donnybrook.

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Roosevelt Dinner and Auction

The Democratic Party of Clackamas County invite you to join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, for the Roosevelt Dinner & Auction. This gala event will be at the Tualatin Country Club and feature a delicious dinner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and other guest speakers, and a live auction with auctioneer Dave Hunt

Buy your tickets now for our biggest event of the year:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/roosevelt19

For more information, see our dedicated page – click here .

Pot O’ Gold 2019

2019, Info for the website:

Pot O’ Gold Dinner coming March 10th!

Please join the Clackamas Democrats for a casual dinner with a touch of Irish malarkey!  Sunday evening, March 10th, the fun starts at 5:00pm with cocktails and socializing at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. There’s a map if you click here.

During the cocktail hour guests can buy a necklace to participate in the “Heads or Tails” game with a chance to win a wonderful prize!  Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, followed by a live auction of wrapped gifts. Yes, wrapped gifts! That’s when the malarkey begins – although the gifts have a value of $20 or more, you have no idea what’s under the wrapping. The fun is in the surprise! Perhaps you’ll find ….  a Pot o’ Gold!

To support the auction, we encourage guests to bring a wrapped gift with a minimum value of $20, but it is not required. Please, no wine or alcohol.  To accommodate your budget,  tickets are priced from $30 to $60 each. You may buy your tickets by clicking on the Pot O Gold image on this website, or by following this link .  Please show your support for the Clackamas Democrats, write this event on your calendar and buy your tickets today!