U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., was asked tough questions during Saturday’s town hall in The Dalles about his endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Walden announced his support of Trump following a May 12 meeting that was also attended by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has good news to deliver at Saturday’s town hall in The Dalles about progress to rename the local veterans’ clinic after a soldier who earned the Medal of Honor for heroism in Korea. The town hall will be held in Wasco County will be held at 8:30 a.m. on May 21 at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 E. Scenic Drive.
Ballot return was 50 percent
Results so far, updated 10:40 p.m.: Wasco County Commissioner, Position 2: Rodger Nichols, 45.50 percent, with 2,434 votes. Incumbent Steve Kramer, 54.1 percent, with 2,894 Votes. Final update in a.m.
Oregon voters have until today at 8 p.m. to turn in their ballots for the May primary. Local drop boxes are located at the Wasco County Courthouse, 511 Washington Street in The Dalles, and Maupin City Hall, 408 Deschutes Avenue. The Dalles Rotary Club will also be collecting ballots from motorists outside the courthouse. As of Monday, 34.79 percent of Wasco County ballots had been returned, compared to 29.3 percent statewide. After the polls close, election results will be posted on The Dalles Chronicle’s Facebook page and at thedalleschronicle.com.
With a week left in the May 17 primary, 19.98 percent of Wasco County voters have mailed their ballots. The returns for the major parties are as follows: 1,284 of 5,054 Democrats, 1,014 of 4,472 Republicans and 161 of 636 Independents. Residents have until Thursday to mail ballots and ensure delivery since postmarks do not count.
Paul J. Romero, Jr., of Prineville is a Constitutional Conservative who has never before held a public office, but believes it is time to send incumbent U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., into retirement.
U.S. Rep. Greg, R-Ore., thinks the “anti-establishment” political climate in the 2016 election cycle is generated by frustration about governance under the Obama Administration.
Young challenger for Wyden in Senate race
The April 21 Hood River Republican Central Committee gathering was part GOP meeting, part debate, and had its share of lively moments.
Running in the May 17 primary, Paul Weaver, a retired locomotive engineer residing in Toledo, wants to give Oregon Democrats a clear choice for U.S. Senate. Weaver is a member of the National Rifle Association, which gives his opponent—incumbent Ron Wyden an F grade. Weaver is pro-life while Wyden is pro-choice.
The Wasco County Commissioner race got a little heated Wednesday morning.
Following is part two of a series of questions asked Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols, candidates for Position 2 on the Wasco County Commission, during last week’s meeting of the Chronicle editorial board. Their answers to the first four of seven questions were published yesterday and all replies have been edited for length:
The Dalles Chronicle reporters Derek Wiley and Neita Cecil recorded the answers of county commission candidates Steve Kramer and Rodger Nichols to seven questions asked during last week’s editorial board meeting.
Come November, Hillary Clinton is expected to be the Democratic presidential nominee but thousands of people in Vancouver, Wash., delivered a different message Sunday, chanting “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” as they stood in line for hours at Hudson’s Bay High School in the rain hoping to get inside the gymnasium to see the senator from Vermont. I know because I was one of them.