Category Archives: State of Oregon

You Can Help Your School Board Succeed

Oregonians for Student Success is a non-profit member services organization that helps locally elected volunteers fulfill their complex and critical public education roles as school board members. Through legislative advocacy at state and federal levels, board leadership training, employee management assistance and policy, legal and financial services, OSBA helps 1,400 members represent the 197 school districts and more than 580,000 students in Oregon.

You can help, too, by getting involved in the campaign and attending their town halls and lobby days. Visit their website to learn more about their campaign and see their events calendar.

Today Demands Waiting as if Your Life Depended on It

By A Candidate

Excluding the 24 hours it took my wife to deliver our first baby, Election Day was the longest day of my life.

Devoting your life to one special event for well over a year, putting all your energies into one thing, one effort, one goal, takes its toll. Canvassing helped me lose 14 pounds. (I could lose another 14, but that’s another story.) Continue reading

Be Aware of Election Misinformation

You have just a few days left to turn in your ballot for the November 6 election. Initial results will be posted on results.oregonvotes.gov starting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

There has been a lot of misinformation about this election, and likely more the closer we get to Tuesday. Some voters have been contacted by non-official entities telling them, incorrectly, that they are not registered to vote or that their voter registration is inactive. There have been incorrect statements and stories that it is too late to secure our elections and that our election system is easily hackable. Those stories are not true. Continue reading

TIME TO GET INVOLVED: Independent Candidate Backs Brown as Voter Turnout Higher than Usual

Governor Kate Brown won the endorsement of Independent gubernatorial candidate Patrick Starnes in a televised report from Portland on Oct. 30. Starnes said his reason is the excessive amount of funding Republican Knute Buehler has received from one person. That would be Nike founder Phil Knight, who has personally contributed $2.5 million to Buehler.

Brown’s campaign said Starnes reached out to them earlier in the week to discuss the situation.

This latest development occurred as Oregon voters are turning out at a higher clip than usual with Clackamas County staying ahead of the curve, but only by a smidgen. Continue reading