Category Archives: Clackamas County

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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Standing and District Committees March Meetings Roundup

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

House District 39, Naella Tesch and Gay Lewis
House District 40, Cris Waller and Mike Weber

Candidates lined up to speak at the joint meeting of HD39 and HD 40 on March 30. Before fielding questions, candidates for local school and water districts spoke about their campaigns and their districts. Candidates stressed that their races are getting more and more competitive.

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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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