October 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm #24202VitalogyParticipant
Representative Dist 5: Schrader
Sec of State: Avakian
Attorney General: Rosenblum
State Rep 37: Southwick
Clackamas County Commissioner: Bernard and Humberston
M100: YesOctober 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm #24203LangstonParticipant
Agreed. A straight Democratic ticket this time. The GOP must be punished.October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm #24204ChicoParticipant
I normally am all over the board but I voted a striaght D ticket last night up here in WA. And a little was indeed due to putting us through this crap. Only by the downtickets being shellacked will they finally get the message that the loudest 5% does not represent the rest of us.
Especially when that 5% is so woefully misinformed as they seem to be, as witness the folks on this board.October 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm #24205paulwalkerParticipant
Chico same here I voted almost totally democratic due to trump in Washington state this time. They deserve this loss and they deserve it big time.October 22, 2016 at 12:19 am #24212BrianlParticipant
I still haven’t got my ballot. Darn Pony Express in Columbia County is MIA.October 22, 2016 at 8:49 am #24213AmusParticipant
Straight D here too.
While that would probably surprise no one here, there was in fact a bit of hesitation for Governor.
Dr. Pierce was my Mom’s oncologist as well as for my cousin.
I know him as a compassionate advocate for his patients.
However his tone deaf remarks about domestic abuse reinforced him as uniquely Republican.
(despite is subsequent apologies)
Like Dr. Ben Carson, you can be a perfectly competent physician and still be quite ignorant.October 22, 2016 at 9:14 am #24214edselehrParticipant
Need to be carful voting “yes” on Measure 98. Though a laudable goal to increase STEM teaching, it’s an unfunded mandate and there is no funding available for it – unless Measure 97 also passes.October 27, 2016 at 1:44 am #24312Alfredo_TParticipant
I had what seemed like a marathon ballot. I took it upon myself to read through the candidate statements and to skim through most of the ballot measure arguments (primarily to see who favored or opposed specific ones). I have some comments at the end of this post.
94 – YES
95 – YES
96 – NO
97 – YES
98 – YES
99 – NO
100 – YES
Hillsboro 34-252 (3% cannabis tax) – YES
Metro 26-178 (option levy renewal) – YES
Tualatin SWCD 34-269 (authorizes levy not to exceed $0.09/$1000) – YES
President – Hillary Clinton (D)
US Senator – Ron Wyden (D)
US Representative, 1st District – Suzanne Bonamici (D/I)
Governor – Kate Brown (D/WF)
Secretary of State – Brad Avakian (D/WF/P)
Treasurer – Jeff Gudman (R)
Attorney General – Ellen Rosenblum (D/I/WF)
State Representative, 29th District – Susan McLain (D/WF/I)
Judge of the Supreme Court, Position 6 – (Unopposed) Lynn Nakamoto
Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 5 – (Unopposed) Scott Shorr
Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 8 – (Unopposed) Roger DeHoog
Judge of the Circuit Court, 20th District, Position 14 – (Unopposed) Ramon Pagan
City of Hillsboro Mayor – Aron Carleson
City of Hillsboro Council Ward 1 Pos B – Abdi Muse
City of Hillsboro Council Ward 2 Pos B – Brenda McCoy
City of Hillsboro Council Ward 3 Pos B – Sandra Jafarzadeh
Tualatin SWCD Dir At Large 1 – (Unopposed) Steven Vangrunsven
Tualatin SWCD Dir Zone 1 (Unopposed) Jerry Ward
Tualatin SWCD Dir Zone 2 (Unopposed) Eldon Jossi
I was undecided on President, and I really wanted to vote for Gary Johnson. If the Johnson/Weld ticket were to exceed 5% of the popular vote, the Libertarian Party would receive federal funding for its presidential campaign during the next election cycle (checking the “Presidential Election Campaign” box on your federal tax return contributes $3 to this fund). The main reasons that I did not go with Johnson/Weld were that they have opposed Citizens United, claiming that corporate political contributions, regardless of size, should be considered free speech, they support continued research into hydraulic fracking, they support the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and they sometimes show an out-of-touch quality with regards to international affairs that makes me wonder if they are up to the task.
I was not terribly thrilled with the choices for US Senator. Steven Reynolds’s statement, though well-intended, I felt was too idealistic. I thus defaulted to Wyden.
The campaign for Secretary of State sent me some mail (from Richardson) that criticized Avakian for interfering with the operation of a private business. This mailer did not mention that said business was Sweet Cakes by Melissa, which refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple. This incident happened while Avakian served as Labor Commisioner; part of this office’s job is the prevention of discrimination.October 27, 2016 at 2:31 am #24313BrianlParticipant
I think we can do better than Avakian, but Dennis Richardson is full bat-shit nuts, and he seems to have a bit of the bigotry streak in him.
Again, deal breaker.October 27, 2016 at 6:51 am #24315edselehrParticipant
Alfredo, if you haven’t sealed your ballot yet I hope you will reconsider Measure 99. Outdoor School is a legacy program for Oregon students that has been dying on the vine due to lack of funding over the last couple decades. It impacts all participating students very positively, both the sixth graders that attend and the high school students that act as counselors. In a world where we need to be more ecologically knowledgeable than ever before – and especially in Oregon, a state identified with its natural environment – this is a program that deserves to get back on its feet.October 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm #24340Chris_TaylorParticipant
Wife and I filled out our ballots last night and sent them in the mail today. Thank Gawwwwd, that is over.
It seems all kinds of Trump wannabe’s were in the voters guide this year.
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