As a service to Clackamas County voters, we present the below Q&A with Sherry Healy and Pamela White, both Democrats running to replace incumbent County Clerk Sherry Hall in the May 15th Primary Election.
As the May 15 primary nears, we asked several candidates to respond to a few questions of interest to Clackamas County voters. Below is a Q&A with both Paul Diller of Wilsonville and Sarah Grider of Newberg, who are Democrats seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Kim Thatcher, of Keizer, for Senate District 13.
Note this article previously reported the wrong date for the Primary Election. Polls close at 8pm on Tuesday May 15th!
As the May 15 primary nears, we asked several candidates to respond to a few questions of interest to Clackamas County voters. Below is a Q&A with Rachel Prusak of West Linn, who is running for House District 37 representative.
Question: If elected as state representative, what are the three main priorities that you would hope to accomplish while in office?
Prusak: There are many issues to be addressed, but my top three issues are health care, education, and the environment. They are all related, and access is at the center of them all. Though Oregon has made great strides in recent years to provide access to quality, affordable health care, there are still too many Oregonians who lack access. Continue reading
By Peter Toll, Chair, Clackamas Democrats Campaign Committee
Clackamas County’s May primary election will show some non-races, some surprisingly challenging races and lots of campaigning as local Democrats do their best to create their own version of The Blue Wave sweeping west from Washington, D.C.
Appointed County Commissioner Sonya Fischer, a solid Democrat doing a solid job, failed to draw an opponent. Partially attributed, no doubt, to the fact she raised $100,000 by the filing deadline. That’s an intimidating number.
The Central Committee of the Democratic Party Clackamas County met at the Institute of Electrical Engineers Hall in Gladstone for likely the last time, as a new location is being sought for the ever-growing party. The IOEE has hosted our meetings for over a decade, and we thank them greatly for supporting us for all those years.
Chair Peter Nordbye started the meeting with a sorrowful and moving statement on the recent shooting at a Florida high school. Continue reading
By Peter Toll
With about one year until the next general election and just seven months to the primary, candidates are facing new challenges as at least three incumbents in Clackamas County have announced their pending resignations from office.
Topping the list is State Senator Richard Devlin, co-chair of the Legislature’s powerful Joint Ways & Means Committee. The Democrat from Tualatin serving Lake Oswego and West Linn is being appointed to the Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council by Gov. Kate Brown. His letter of resignation will follow Senate confirmation Nov. 15. Continue reading