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.
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.
Gearing up for the off-year special district elections May 21 finds PCPs seriously looking all over the county for good candidates to step up and run for their local boards and commissions.
House District 39 — South Oregon City to Beavercreek, Canby and environs — has the most such entities with 26 special district elections. That’s a serious bunch. Co-House District Leaders Naella Tesch and Gay Lewis are anxious to give good candidates a hand with the election process.