Statements about County government

"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."

"Residents could have received nearly $48M for Local Schools, Fire District, Sheriff’s Dept. and Social Services."

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."

Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."

Says Oak Grove is "one of the largest cities in Oregon" and is "the biggest city in Clackamas County and it's not a city."

Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million."

Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar."

Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections." 

Says "I am happy to decline PERS so that the County can save over $68,000 over a four year term that would have been paid on my behalf."

Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."

Says Measure 3-386 will cost a fortune for elections while Measure 3-388 will cost less.

Says "Clackamas County has more urban renewal debt than all the other Oregon counties combined."

Multnomah County’s food action plan "clearly plans to disrupt the free market system in terms of food choices making it harder and more expensive for many residents to eat their food of choice." 

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