by Peter Toll
Democratic legislators in Clackamas County got high marks from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters for their 2019 votes on 14 pieces of legislation.
And there’s a new wrinkle this year as OLCV gave an “incomplete” grade to Republicans who walked out on a key climate change bill rather than vote against it.
On the Senate side, Lake Oswego’s Rob Wagner tied with Happy Valley’s Shemia Fagan with 94 percent. Kathleen Taylor, of SE Portland, came in with 88 per cent. All three Republicans fared poorly, earning incompletes.
A hint of their performance can be gained in looking at the 2017 session. Alan Olsen, of Canby, didn’t vote appropriately on even one bill. He got a goose egg. Chuck Thomsen, of Hood River, earned 29 percent then, and Kim Thatcher, of Keizer, who represents Wilsonville in the State Senate, had just 33 per cent two years ago.
Over in the House, newcomer Rachel Prusak, of West Linn, voted perfectly—100 percent. Other high performing Democrats included: