On May 16, 2017, the voters rejected the Coos Bay School bond,
FAQ on Oaths of Office Now Online
The League has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document covering oaths of office, and it has been posted online. Members of the League’s Legal Research Department often receive questions from city employees and officials regarding how oaths of office are to be administered. The FAQ is meant to serve as a starting point for understanding Oregon’s laws on oaths of office by answering some basic questions.
The FAQ includes answers to these questions and more:
• Which public officials are required to take an oath office?
• When must an oath of office be taken?
• Who is qualified to administer an oath of office?
• What content is required in an oath of office for the oath to be valid?
• Must oaths of office be reduced to writing and signed?
• What happens if a public official fails to take a required oath of office?
This FAQ also contains a sample oath of office that cities can use a starting point in crafting
their own oaths of office.
The FAQ is available here, as well as on the LOC website in the Library section under the
Publications tab, and in the A-Z Index under “Oaths.”
Contact: Patty Mulvihill, General Counsel – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sustainable Energy Ordinance
Violates the Right to Commerce
Since the first time cavemen traded bones for beads humans have participated in the most basic ritual of shopping the marketplace commonly referred to as the Right to Commerce. Preceding any government or religion, the market is an organic element existing because we exist surviving on the unique trait of adaptability, not the artificial illusion of sustainability.
Currently, there is an effort by a group of rabid environmentalist to deny people this right by democratizing trade and allowing voters the power to dictate over who can and cannot buy and sell products to willing consumers. It is a threat to liberty looming over Coos County in the form of an ordinance titled, Establishing a Community Bill of Rights Providing for a Sustainable Energy Future, or Measure 6-162, which will be on the May ballot in a countywide election.
Measure 6-162 is supposed to be the silver bullet that will kill the LNG project in Coos Bay, but the people promoting this tyranny by the majority have stated that their end goal is to eliminate all use of fossil fuels and replace those affordable, dependable energy sources with more costly and unproven experimental alternatives. The bill will also impose new draconian regulations that will limit growth potential through the hindrance of private ownership to the point of crippling the economy. In an effort to find fuel smugglers or to detect illegal infractions, the local government will have to establish checkpoints on its borders, stifling traffic and free travel. The process will make it more difficult and more expensive to heat houses and businesses or simply fill-up a car, effectively closing down the county.
The nihilistic sponsors of the bill have even stated that, “if a town goes bankrupt trying to defend one of our ordinances, well, perhaps that’s exactly what is needed to trigger a national movement,” which shows a cruel indifference towards the very people they claim to be helping. It also demonstrates the group’s blind faith adherence to a radical ideology even when those beliefs are detrimental to their fellow citizens. It is the height of irrationality.
The people of Coos have a chance to retain sanity by rejecting the idea that a vote can eliminate a right. More importantly, its defeat will send a message to the anticapitalistic crowd who may use this same initiative to try to destroy the economy of other Oregon counties. Oppose the regression of society and Vote NO on Measure 6-162 before the extremists relegate the community back to the Stone Age.
About the author:
Rob Taylor is the founder of a virtual network of local activist at CoosCountyWatchdog.com, and a chief petitioner for the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance.
Original Filing of Measure 6-162
I did not get enough "valid" signatures for the Bandon Initiative I2014002. I missed it by 44 signatures. There was 268 required and I only had 224 good signatures.
However, that will not deter my goal of getting more choices of candidates on the Bandon ballot. The Committee for More Citizen Representation will refile the same initiative and try again. We may even add another ordinance to lower the number of signatures required to put a measure on the Bandon ballot. It is a difficult task to get 15% of the registered voters in any city due to the expense and the limited places to legally gather signatures......Rob T.
Good Morning Rob,
Important Message for People Living in Bandon & the Bandon School District
New Bandon Initiative is About More Choice
Red is Republican,
Blue is Democrat.
BOLD + Underlined is the Coos County winner.
Asterisk* is the incumbent.
FROM: Teri Grier, North Bend
DATE: December 28, 2016
Editorial by Teri Grier
In 2012 when Democratic Representative Caddy McKeown was first elected, she beat her Republican challenger by nearly 3,300 votes. In her 2014 re-election, like most incumbents, she was able to increase her vote margin, beating her Republican opponent by over 4,700 votes. But in the two years that followed, McKeown began to lose the trust of voters in our community as she curried favor with Portland-area lawmakers and businesses.
During the last two years, Portland-area Democrats have marched McKeown up the hill on legislation that has increased fees to taxpayers and will harm small business. Voters noticed.
In a race where McKeown outspent me by nearly $250,000, she only won by 1,111 votes – a full 3,562 voters abandoned her in 2016. It’s my hope that as she heads into the next legislative session, she takes notice and remembers who she is supposed to represent.
Legislators in Portland are proposing everything from rent control to environmental policy that will make it even harder for those of us in rural Oregon to find work.
Our Oregon, the group that backed the failed Ballot Measure 97, a $6 billion dollar tax increase, is now trying to overturn the will of voters with a $4 billion dollar tax increase proposal.
Many of the same special interests that backed Measure 97 also back McKeown. Will she be able to resist her donors and stand with her community that opposed Measure 97, or will she support a revenue-raising package at our expense?
McKeown will serve again as chair of the Transportation Committee. In 2015, Democrats failed to pass a transportation package. The one that was proposed had plenty of giveaways for Portland-area lawmakers but very little for the rural and coastal parts of our state.
Additionally, the Senate President wanted millions in money to seismically retrofit the Salem Capitol, but little was to be seen in proposals for seismic dollars to protect coastal residents in tsunami zones. Will we be ignored again?
Even more disappointing is the disappearance of a committee dedicated to rural communities. Will McKeown continue to vote for a Speaker of the House who cares so little for the state outside her own insulated pocket of Portland?
The Portland-metro area has plenty of representation without Representative McKeown siding with them. Maybe she should consider running for Speaker, or supporting anyone else, who will prioritize the hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who don’t make Portland their home.
Voters are watching. We have a need for real infrastructure investments and leadership that will get our government spending in line.
We see how the rest of the country is bouncing back from the recession and enjoying economic boosts. It is unacceptable that Oregon’s huge budget deficit, caused by uncontrollable state spending that House Democrats fail to address, is continuing to stall Oregon’s economic recovery.
I respect the will of our voters in choosing Representative McKeown again. But we’re not going to sit by and watch as she continues to go-along-to-get-along with Speaker Kotek’s agenda.
The session starts next month. Let’s hope this election sends a strong message that voters want McKeown focused on the people who elected her, not downtown Portland agendas or special interests.
North Bend, OR
LTE ~ Open Letter to Mayor and Councilors of Coos Bay on Wastewater Treatment
LTE ~ Colombia County Approves Second Amendment Preservation Petition
LTE ~ Occasionally the Righteous can Still Win
LTE ~ Rigging Elections Using Three Proven Mechanisms
LTE ~ Help Support the Right to Pursue Fishing, Hunting, & Plinking
LTE ~ Irrational Opposition to the Patriot Movement in Saint Helens, OR
LTE ~ An Open Letter to the Mayor of Coos Bay Crystal Shoji from Fred Kirby
LTE ~ Mark Daily Running on Two Issues, User Rate Fees & Best Available Tech
LTE ~ Judge Candidate Ryan Hughes was Libeled & Slandered Anonymously
LTE ~ Coos Bay Wastewater at a Turning Point
LTE ~ North Bend Airport Manager Might be "Nuts"
The following conversation is between me and some government officials on an inquiry about the swearing in of city officials in Coos Bay that may have given the people another precedence for enacting the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance in our county and in other counties in Oregon. In the process of answering my question the Manager of Coos Bay, The Secretary of State and The League of Oregon Cities made the argument in defense of local communities passing laws that are equal to state law. Their answer is what local sovereignty is all about and the exact argument that has been made in defense of local initiatives that circumvent state law. It is a prospect that was debated during the time of Dillon's Rule to the Cooley Doctrine.....Rob T.
Link to the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance:
Link to the Dillon's Rule and the Cooley Doctrine:
A Conversation on the Authority of the City of Coos Bay
From: Rob Taylor
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 1:59 PM
To: Rodger Craddock
Subject: Swearing in of Officers
Hello Rodger, "City Manager of Coos Bay"
Can you please explain how the city of Coos Bay can swear in their elected officers when the election has not been certified by the county clerk or by the state?
Below is a copy of the OR Constitution form Article 2, but I know the difference may be due to the city charter establishing its own rules on the election, but how can the swearing in take place before certification?
Section 14. Time of holding elections and assuming duties of office. The regular general biennial election in Oregon for the year A. D. 1910 and thereafter shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. All officers except the Governor, elected for a six year term in 1904 or for a four year term in 1906 or for a two year term in 1908 shall continue to hold their respective offices until the first Monday in January, 1911; and all officers, except the Governor elected at any regular general biennial election after the adoption of this amendment shall assume the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday in January following such election. All laws pertaining to the nomination of candidates, registration of voters and all other things incident to the holding of the regular biennial election shall be enforced and be effected the same number of days before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November that they have heretofore been before the first Monday in June biennially, except as may hereafter be provided by law. [Constitution of 1859; Amendment proposed by H.J.R. 7, 1907, and adopted by the people June 1, 1908]
From: Rob Taylor
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 3:11 PM
To: WHALEN Alma
Subject: Re: Swearing in of Coos Bay Councilors
Hello Alma, "Works for the Secretary of State's office"
Is that legal to appoint a board without that board being certified even if it is stated in the city charter? Then, are the decisions made by the newly elected council official? It does not seem proper or legal. Do you have any ORS or written laws that regulate that process to reassert the legality of the city's charter or their decisions?
I have Article two, section 14 of the OR Constitution, but it does not clarify the laws concerning city charters and certification.
From: Rob Taylor <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 12:59 PM
To: Susan Muir
Subject: LOC Inquiry on City Elections
RE: LOC Inquiry on City Elections
I have an inquiry on the election laws pertaining to cities that the SOS could not answer.
On Tuesday November 15, the city of Coos Bay had their regular city council meeting where they swore in the newly elected officers. However, the city had them take the oath of office before the election was certified by the county clerk or the state. Then these uncertified elected officials made some very important and controversial votes and that is where my questions begin.
How can the city of Coos Bay legally swear in city officers before the election is certified?
How can any of the votes taken during the meeting be valid if it was held before the certification of the election and none of the officers where certified?
If it is legal, would you please send me the ORS or OAR that pertains to the laws on this issue?
In the past election, Bandon voters had no choice for the office of Mayor and City Council, because only the incumbents ran to retain their seats without any challengers.
Several voters wanted more choice on the ballot, but realize there are valid reasons why some city residents are hesitant to run for office in Bandon. For those reasons, some of us decided to file an initiative to achieve the goal of getting more candidates on the ballot. There is an initiative petition circulating that could change that situation and give the voters of Bandon a few more choices.
If enacted, this measure would open up the office of Mayor and City Council to people who live in the Bandon School District, as long as they own property in the city. The school district is twice the size with twice as many eligible people to run for office.
Only city voters could vote in the elections, so the people of Bandon keep their authority over the city offices, but might get more choices for candidates in the elections. In addition, people in the school district would receive more representation, because their tax dollars pay for many of the city’s projects.
More importantly, we might be able to break up the local cabal of incumbents.
If you live in Bandon or the school district and want to gather signatures please email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a copy of the petition, the wording to the measure and the rules of circulation.
If you are a registered voter living in Bandon and you want to sign the petition, here are the choices.
One: Go to this link and print out a copy of the e-signature sheet in landscape view on your printer. Fill it out and send it to The Committee for More Citizen Representation, PO Box 973, Bandon, OR 97411. http://www.cooscountywatchdog.com/active-petitions.html
Two: Go to Bandon Supply at 1120 Fillmore Ave SE, Bandon, OR 97411, and ask to sign the petition for more choices for candidate in Bandon.
Three: Email me at email@example.com and I can meet you somewhere in Bandon, so you can sign the petition.
To find out more information, or to read the wording of the measure click the following link:
For eight years, President Obama levied a smothering regulatory attack on the one sector that’s kept the American economy afloat: energy. American families took a back seat to Putin and OPEC as the administration erected barrier after barrier to responsible domestic energy and natural resource development. On Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly rejected four more years of oppressive regulations that have exacerbated the country’s economic decline. Instead, they chose “America First.”
Here’s a look at what a Trump administration could mean for important issues within the Committee’s jurisdiction.
OIL & GAS
Fortune: "Trump […] wants to remove regulations that have previously blocked opening up federal lands and offshore areas for oil and gas exploration and production…”
Forbes: "We will see an abrupt end to the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to grab authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands...A Trump victory is bad news for OPEC. More American oil will compete head-to-head with the cartel."
The Hill: “Trump has pledged to bring the coal industry back from the brink and save coal miners' jobs, after years of decline due to competition from cheap natural gas and President Obama's policies.”
Bloomberg: "Trump, meanwhile, has released numerous economic and energy-related plans touting an end to the coal-related federal lands leasing moratorium.”
The Washington Times: “The Trump administration will ease restrictions on American energy reserves worth trillions of dollars...and will block the bureaucrats holding Native American businesses back and bring new jobs into our communities.”
DROUGHT & WILDFIRE
USA Today: “Trump said state officials were simply denying water to Central Valley farmers to prioritize the Delta smelt, a native California fish nearing extinction — or as Trump called it, "a certain kind of three-inch fish.”
“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said.
Bloomberg: "After several years of stalled action on wildfires and forests...Trump’s election victory changed the prospects for legislative action in 2017."
The Hill: “Keystone was central to the national debate over energy and environmental policy. [...]
Congressional Republicans tried numerous times to force approval of the project, but Obama always blocked their attempts.”
E&E News: "With a President Trump in the White House, the nation's fossil fuel debate will likely shift from "keep it in the ground" to putting pipelines in the ground...”
Natural Gas Intelligence: "Congressional critics of the Obama administration’s final guidance to federal agencies for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions accused the White House in a hearing Wednesday of giving environmental groups ammunition to bring lawsuits against energy projects.
"The November presidential election could decide whether the GHG rule prevails, with Republican Donald Trump likely to potentially eliminate it."Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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Subcommittee on Federal Lands
Legislative Hearing on the "Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act"
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Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 866 and H.R. 1484
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Promises from President Elect, Donald Trump
Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
Please find attached the 8:00 pm Election Results for the November 8, 2016 General Election . This will be the only report emailed out tonight. You will find all other reports posted on the Coos County website at www.co.coos.or.us. Our regular link to the election results is posted on the main county webpage and on our Election webpage.
There is also a new link to the Secretary of State’s Election Night Reporting results in the middle of the main Coos County webpage for your convenience.
The next election results will be updated approximately 10:30 pm.
Debbie Heller, CEA
Coos County Election Director
250 N Baxter St., Coquille OR 97423
(541) 396-7608 Fax (541) 396-1013
The following was in the October 28, 2016 addition of the City of Coos Bay's newsletter with a very brief description of the Dolphine Theater façade project.
The project cost the taxpayers $97,200 for the improvements, which was not mentioned in the newsletter. Why?
From the Coos Bay URA Minutes 01-05-2016
Consideration to Approve a Façade Improvement Grant for the Dolphin Players
City Manager Rodger Craddock presented a façade improvement grant application on behalf of the Dolphin Players Theatre located at 580 Newmark in the Empire District. City Manager Craddock provided a brief history on the building noting in 2011, the Urban Renewal Agency(URA) entered into an agreement with the Dolphin Players wherein the URA provided $100,000 and project management for some required interior renovations of the building. In return, the Dolphin Players agreed to allow the facility to be used as a community meeting place, free of charge at a minimum of once a month and placed security interest in the property should the building be sold at later time.
On May 4, 2015 the Design Assessment Team reviewed the application and recommended approval of the project as proposed. On May 12, 2015 the Planning Commission also reviewed the application and recommended approval of the proposed improvement as submitted.
Urban Renewal Agency Minutes- January 5, 2016
Dolphin Players Treasurer Alice Carlson noted the exterior of the building was a hindrance to operations and in much need of repair; noted Hillary Baker of Crow/Clay Associates Inc. assisted with the design and proposed improvements. Ms. Baker noted the theatre building was constructed in 1940 and was a partial two-story structure building. The applicants proposed to use the additional fa9ade grant to improve the exterior of the building to include improvements to the existing metal siding and canopy; refinish/repair and paint the concrete shell; construct a new cornice, base plinth and pilaster; replace windows on the south elevation; and construct a new internally illuminated marquee over the south entrance with lighting in the soffit to light the sidewalk/entrance. The project also included areas on the east elevation for community murals.
Bids received were $125,892, $122,970, and $97,200. Ms. Baker noted the $97,200 bid included all improvements less the east-wall stucco.
Staff proposed the Agency consider making the requested fa9ade grant an Agency project; recommended providing project management funding for the project in the amount not to exceed the $97,200 project bid. Staff also suggested increasing the security interest on the property to include the amount spent on the 2011 project and the proposed project.
Board Member Shoji moved to approve the Agency managed Dolphin Theatre façade project for an amount not to exceed $97,200 subsequent to an agreement with the Dolphin Players for an increased security interest on the property deed. Board Member Kramer seconded the motion.
Board Member Vaughan inquired about the architectural costs associated with the project. Ms. Carlson stated some architectural costs/time was donated and the remainder was paid by Dolphin Players.
A call for question was made which passed with Chair Groth and Board Members Brick, Kramer, Shoji, and Vaughan voting aye. Board Members Daily and Leahy were absent.
Coos Bay Redistributing Money to Owners of Historical Places
Planning CD-16-127 CIty of Coos Bay ~ Messerle's Determination to Apply Bio-Solids
LTE ~ An Open Letter to the Mayor of Coos Bay Crystal Shoji from Fred Kirby
Coos County District Attorney Letter on the Daily ~ Hudson Opinion
Coos Bay Procedural Rules for Replacing an Empty Seat on the City Council
Coos Bay Giving Away Public Money to a Private Business Using Urban Renewal
Invoice of Services for Coos Bay Council's Wastewater Treatment Plant August 2016
Mayoral and Council Candidates for Coos Bay
LTE ~ Wastewater Treatment Plant "Suchadeal"
Time to Teach a Lesson to the Local Politicians
LTE ~ One Very Confused Dick in Coos Bay
Coos Bay Two Ballot Measures on Marijuana Tax & Dispensary License in November
LTE ~ Coos Bay Privatization of Wastewater Treatment Plant for Overpriced Lawyers
GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL Part Two ~
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Discussion and analysis of the candidates on the November 8th ballot
From: Rob Taylor
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: Info Request
I cannot find out on the SOS website, but can you tell me, is the Oregon ballot a "secret ballot?" Several people have questioned whether their vote is private and I cannot find that answer.
How much of the ballot info is public information? If you have a link to this info that would also be helpful, thank you.
Trump and others claim the elections are rigged. Obama and Clinton insist those charges are baseless. The truth is somewhere in-between.
Unless vigilantly protected, all elections in this world will become rigged. Zealots will always be tempted to cheat. Our citizens must preserve our electoral institutions.
Continual efforts to rig our elections use these three proven mechanisms. Voters decide if they succeed or fail.
ONE: Our main-stream media, CNN, MSNBC and NPR present themselves as politically neutral, yet comport themselves in sympathy with the left. Their political advocacy gains effectiveness, yet sacrifices integrity, when disguised as objective news. On the other side, certain Fox News hosts and talk radio icons candidly identify as conservatives, supporting Republican ideals. Their huge audiences expect open advocacy.
TWO: Most political pollsters lean toward the left. Polls become a hidden tool, used to encourage left wing voters and dis-hearten those on the right. They try to not overplay their hand, in tempting Democrat loyalists to think their votes are not needed. Every election cycle, pollsters suddenly drift to the right a few days before the election, in a ploy to preserve a modicum of credibility following the election results. They want to be able to sway people’s thinking, yet in the end appear as objective pinnacles of statistical science. The pretense, that this final shift reflects a last-minute drift toward the right, is silly. Few believe it. Most forget it.
THREE: Voter identification is a battleground in American political landscapes. Every legislative effort to require that voters first provide identification is blasted as a racist conspiracy. This is an obvious absurdity. The only people hindered by voter identification laws are those not eligible to vote. Yet, in countless urban precincts, ineligible voters, swayed by promised largesse, surge in by the bus-load. Also, many thousands of ballots for geriatric or deceased voters are high-jacked or forged.
If our elections are rigged enough to pervert the outcomes, it is our own fault. If we persist in tuning in to the mewling media manipulators, if we allow ourselves to be swayed by the endlessly contrived polls, if we acquiesce to the socialist demands that we let anyone vote with no ID required, then it is we ourselves who have rigged our own elections.
I adjure you all to vote for anyone who will work to preserve our Constitution, our Republic and our liberty.
The first day for ballots to be mailed in Oregon for the Tuesday, November 8th general election is in a few days, on Wednesday, October 19th. Then, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s web site, “Ballots will be mailed between Oct. 19 and Oct. 25.”
The Oregon Voter’s Guide (Military/Overseas Voters’ Guide) is already available online.
Tuesday, October 18th – is the last day to register to vote in the general election. (in Oregon you can register to vote online).
The election is in 28 days, but in Oregon voting will begin as soon as ballots start arriving late next week and will continue up through November 8th.
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
City of Bandon
RECEIPT OF A BALLOT TITLE FOR PROPOSED CITY OF
BANDON WATER UTILITY BASE RATE INCREASE.
Notice is hereby given that a ballot title has been received by the City of Bandon Elections Official from the Mayor and City Council for a referral to be placed on the November 8, 2016, election ballot seeking voter approval to increase the monthly water utility base rate $10 for residential customers and $20 for commercial and industrial customers. Any registered voter who is dissatisfied with the ballot title may file a petition with the Coos County Circuit Court for review of the ballot title. The deadline for filing such a petition is July 21, 2016. Notice of such a petition must also be provided to the City of Bandon Elections Official no later than 5:00 PM on the 1st business day after the petition is filed with the Circuit Court.
A copy of the ballot title may be obtained by contacting Matt Winkel, Interim City Manager, at Bandon City Hall, 555 Highway 101, P.O. Box 67, Bandon, Oregon 97411, telephone 541-347-2437, email firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) or on the City of Bandon website at www.cityofbandon.org.
CELDF ~ Enviro Snuff Film "We the People 2.0" in Bandon Friday July 22, 2016
State Shared Revenues or Sin Tax Tribute for Counties & Cities 2016-17
LTE ~ Anonymous Letter on the Conduct of the Port of Bandon in the 2013 Election
Bandon Changes the Revered Day of Infamy to Trash Art Day
TNC Benefits from States Loss & $450 Million More from Taxpayers for LWCF
Bandon Cheese Factory Receives Private Financing & Still Pays No Property Taxes
Lottery Proceeds Spent on Eco/Devo Voo Doo Instead of Schools
LTE ~ LNG Pipeline Man and His Bag of Money
BOC ~ Releases Coos County Strategic Plan
Sweet admits that community service fess are derivatives of tax dollars
Port Orford Joining the Religion of Eco/Devo with Sacrifice to Enterprise Zone in 2015
BOC ~ Coos County Joining the Tri-county Consortium December 16, 2014
MGX---CEP/SCCF will Impact ALL of Oregon
Letter to Editor---SCCF Should pay for Coos Bay Sewer Upgrades
Letter to Editor---Promises in the Dark with the Jordan Cove Project
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT NEEDS TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
Did you just move to Oregon or know someone new to Oregon?
Do you know a high school student that will be turning 17 that can pre-register to vote?
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 18, 2016
Oregon Abigail Adams(OAA) Voter Education Project has the most complete website for voters. Starting with registering to vote, election process, getting involved in a campaign, and being an informed voter through the candidate comparison guides.
For new voters to Oregon, OAA website provides information on Why Choose A Party, and a party platform comparison chart to aid in Choosing A Party, followed by the Requirements to Register, and how to register.
Oregonians for Free and Fair Elections Conference
Oct 8th, 2016
Election Observation Training
Hear from the Experts!
Brenda Bayes, State Elections Director
Tim Scott, Multnomah County Elections,
Mickie Kawaii, Washington County Elections and Steve Druckenmiller, Linn County Clerk and more….
Meet your fellow observers
Registration at 8:30
$15 if RSVP by Oct 3rd, $25 at the door includes lunch and ticket for prizes
Resource book available for $10
Best Western Mill Creek Inn,
3125 Ryan Dr SE, Salem, OR 97301
Contact: Janice Dysinger 503 757 0670 email@example.com
Preparing for the upcoming election we have a few things to let you know about to help you insure our election processes are fair and free.
1. True the Vote National call will be on Sept 20th at 4 PM Pacific time. You can register by clicking here. The call is a special on Mail in Ballot Election process. Don't miss it.
2. If you are able to take some time to work at your local elections office as a paid temporary election worker, we would highly recommend it. You will have to apply for these positions. There are number of offices around the country that need help and don't have enough conservative employees. They need to balance their election boards with diverse election workers. So call up your local elections clerk and see if they need some help.
3. Sign up to be an election observer with the Political Party or Candidate of your choice. This is a volunteer position. The presence of Election Observers in our elections process, continues to inspire workers to do their best to be fair and impartial.
4. Come to our conference. 'Oregonians for Free and Fair Elections' is having a state wide conference for citizens interested in learning about becoming better election observers. The conference is on Oct 8th at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn, 3125 Ryan Dr SE, Salem, OR 97301. 9-4PM. If you RSVP by Oct 15th. The price is $15. After that, the price is $25, all to be paid at the door. see attached flyer.
Special Guests: Brenda Bayes, Oregon Interim State Election Director, along with three county elections officials: Tim Scott, Multnomah County Elections, Mickie Kawaii, Washington County Elections and Steve Druckenmiller, Linn County Clerk, will be speaking in the morning. There are other invited guests we are still confirming so it will be a conference full of information about elections.
This is a great time to meet other observers and talk with them about the observation process. We have a notebook of informational resources for attendees that you can get for $10 optionally. (The $10 is to cover the notebook and printing). It will have contact info in it for all Oregon county clerks. As many as we can get of the current observer rules and calendars. White papers on various election issues. Election Manuals. Basics of organizing an observation. Much of the information will be available electronically on our website by conference date. So it's up to you if you want to order one.
Your lunch is included in the cost of the registration. Contact Janice Dysinger at 503 757 0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get your confirmed RSVP by Oct 3rd, for the lower price of $15 to pay at the door. After Oct 3rd, the price is $25. Bring Cash or Check (made out to "Oregonians for Fair and Free Elections") to the Conference.
Learn about our new Initiative Petition #5 for the 2018 election cycle that would require voter to prove citizenship in order to register to vote. This will require all those currently registered to vote to come into the same compliance within 2 years. Thus our voter rolls will be vetted for US citizenship proof. James Buchal and Mike Nearman are the chief petitioners for this petition. Three out of Four voters nationally support proof of US citizenship when registering to vote.
5. Follow Oregonians for Fair Elections on Facebook. Keep informed on Oregon and national election news.
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Oregonians for Fair Election wants you to know that election workers are needed to insure a fair election. Contact your county elections ofﬁcial, listed below, to see if they need your help as a temporary election worker. These are paid position to help ensure elections are processed correctly.
Cindy Carpenter, Baker County Clerk
1995 Third St., Suite 150
Baker City, OR 97814-3398
541-523-8207/TTY 541-523-9538 Fax: 541-523-8240 email@example.com
James Morales, Manager of Records/Elections
120 NW Fourth St., Room 13
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-766-6756/TTY 541-766-6080 Fax:541-766-6757 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherry Hall, Clackamas County Clerk
1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-655-8510/TTY 503-655-1685 Fax: 503-655-8461 email@example.com
Valerie Crafard, Clatsop County Clerk
820 Exchange St., Suite 220
Astoria, OR 97103
503-325-8511/TTY 800-949-4232 Fax: 503-325-9307 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth (Betty) Huser, Columbia County Clerk Columbia County Courthouse 230 Strand St.
St. Helens, OR 97051-2089
503-397-7214, ext. 8444/TTY 503-397-7246
Fax: 503-397-7266 email@example.com
Terri Turi, Coos County Clerk Coos County Courthouse 250 N. Baxter St.
Coquille, OR 97423-1899
541-396-7610/Fax 541-396-1013/TTY 800-735-2900
Fax: 541-396-1013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Seely, Crook County Clerk
300 NE Third St., Room 23
Prineville, OR 97754-1919
541-447-6553/TTY 541-416-4963 Fax: 541-416-2145 email@example.com
Reneé Kolen, Curry County Clerk
94235 Moore St., Suite 212
Gold Beach, OR 97444
541-247-3297 or 877-739-4218/TTY 1-800-735-2900
Fax: 541-247-9361 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Blankenship, Deschutes County Clerk
P.O. Box 6005
Bend, OR 97708-6005
541-388-6546/TTY 1-800-735-2900 Fax 541-383-4424 email@example.com
Patti Hitt, Douglas County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Roseburg, OR 97470-0004
541-440-4252/TTY 1-800-735-2900 Fax: 541-440-4408 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Wagenaar, Gilliam County Clerk
P.O. Box 427
Condon, OR 97823-0427
541-384-2311 Fax: 541-384-2166 email@example.com
Brenda Percy, Grant County Clerk
201 S. Humbolt, Suite 290
Canyon City, OR 97820
Derrin (Dag) Robinson, Harney County Clerk Courthouse 450 N. Buena Vista Ave.
Burns, OR 97720
541-573-6641 Fax: 541-573-8370 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian D. Beebe, Director, Records/Assessment 601 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031-1871
541-386-1442 Fax: 541-387-6864 email@example.com
Christine Walker, Jackson County Clerk
1101 W. Main St., Suite 201
Medford, OR 97501-2369
541-774-6148/TTY 541-774-6719 Fax: 541-774-6140 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Marston, Jefferson County Clerk
Courthouse, Annex A
66 SE D St., Suite C
Madras, OR 97741
541-475-4451/TTY 541-475-4451 Fax: 541-325-5018 email@example.com
Trisha Myers, Josephine County Clerk
P.O. Box 69
Grants Pass, OR 97528-0203
541-474-5243/TTY 1-800-735-2900 Fax: 541-474-5246 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Smith, Klamath County Clerk 305 Main St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
541-883-5157 Fax: 541-885-6757 email@example.com
Stacie Geaney, Lake County Clerk 513 Center St.
Lakeview, OR 97630-1539
541-947-6006 Fax: 541-947-0905 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Betschart, Lane County Clerk 275 W. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-3008
541-682-4234 Fax: 541-682-2303 email@example.com
Dana Jenkins, Lincoln County Clerk
225 W. Olive St. Room 201
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-4131/TTY 541-265-4193 Fax: 541-265-4950 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Druckenmiller, Linn County Clerk
300 Fourth Ave. SW
Albany, OR 97321
541-967-3831/TTY 541-967-3833 Fax: 541-926-5109 email@example.com
Deborah R. DeLong, Malheur County Clerk
251 B St. W., Suite 4
Vale, OR 97918
541-473-5151/TTY 541-473-5157 Fax: 541-473-5523 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Burgess, Marion County Clerk
555 Court St NE, Suite 2130 Salem, OR 97301
P.O. Box 14500
Salem, OR 97309
503-588-5041 or 800-655-5388/TTY 503-588-5610
Fax: 503-588-5383 email@example.com
Bobbi Childers, Morrow County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Heppner, OR 97836-0338
541-676-5604/TTY 541-676-9061 Fax: 541-676-9876 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Scott, Director of Elections
1040 S.E. Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214-2495
503-988-3720 Fax: 503-988-3719 email@example.com
Polk Valerie Unger, Polk County Clerk 850 Main St.
Dallas, OR 97338-3179
503-623-9217 Fax: 503-623-0717 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenine McDermid, Sherman County Clerk
P.O. Box 365
Moro, OR 97039-0365
541-565-3606 Fax: 541-565-3771 email@example.com
Tassi O'Neil, Tillamook County Clerk 201 Laurel Ave.
Tillamook, OR 97141
503-842-3402 Fax: 503-842-1599 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Lindell, Elections Manager
216 Southeast 4th St, Suite 18
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-278-6256 Fax: 541-278-5467 email@example.com
Robin Church, Union County Clerk
1001 Fourth St., Suite D
La Grande, OR 97850
Fax: 541-963-1013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Roberts, Wallowa County Clerk
101 S. River St., Room 100, Door 16
Enterprise, OR 97828-1335
541-426-4543, ext. 158 Fax: 541-426-5901 email@example.com
Lisa Gambee, Wasco County Clerk
511 Washington St., Room 201
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-506-2530/TTY 541-506-2530 Fax: 541-506-2531 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mickie Kawai, Elections Manager
3700 SW Murray Blvd., Suite 101 Beaverton, OR 97005
503-846-5800/TTY 503-846-4598 Fax: 503-846-5810 email@example.com
Barbara S. Sitton, Wheeler County Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Fossil, OR 97830-0327
541-763-2400/TTY 541-763-2401 Fax: 541-763-2026 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Van Bergen, Yamhill County Clerk 414 NE Evans St.
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-434-7518/TTY 800-735-2900 Fax: 503-434-7520 email@example.com
Another opportunity is to volunteer to observe our election process as a volunteer. Oregonians for Fair Elections.
Contact: Janice Dysinger 503 757 0670 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rob Taylor is a concerned citizen tired of government waste.
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