To the editor: I support Bridget Bailey for County Commissioner because she fully demonstrates the intelligence and integrity to move the county commission toward innovative and creative solutions for many of the problems facing Wasco and other Oregon counties in our region.
Barney Spera knows it is unlikely that he will topple Republican Greg Walden from his Second Congressional District seat - but he is running to get his message out. "I decided to get involved in this election because I just got angry," said the Democrat from Ashland. "Money is power and power is money and I have no illusions about unseating Walden. But I would like to get a discussion going."
To the editor: It is election time again in Wasco County and who better to vote for then true and tried candidates. I am voting for Rod Runyon and Scott Hege to serve another term as our County Commissioners.
To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Nora Ferguson regarding the position of County Commissioner position 1. I have gotten to know Nora quite well and can thoroughly vouch for her character and abilities. She has a pleasant and positive attitude and is a team player.
The story of Jason Conger’s path from homelessness to Harvard Law School is one to inspire any young person with the idea that a good education and a powerful desire can make anything happen — as long as the people continue to support those opportunities.
The ballot return rate for the Tuesday, May 20, primary election stood at 16.87 percent as of press time Tuesday, according to the Wasco County Clerk’s office.
One of the challenges facing Republicans in the May 20 primary election is deciding exactly what Republicanism means to them.
To the editor: Bridget Bailey is the obvious choice for Wasco County Commissioner. Bridget’s legal, business and entrepreneurial background plus her years of being involved in our agricultural community gives her the qualifications to serve Wasco County as a commissioner.
To the editor: State Representative Dennis Richardson, Oregon gubernatorial candidate, is not a politician but rather a statesman exemplifying principled leadership on behalf of Oregon.
To the editor: As former Wasco County employees, we read with much interest the letter to the editor from Ed Hall, published in the Sunday, May 6, 2014, edition of The Dalles Chronicle. We have several friends who are current and former employees of Wasco County, and their feelings echo the sentiments indicated by Mr. Hall.
To the editor: I am encouraging everyone to vote for Rod Runyon and Scott Hege, each one finishing their first term as Wasco County commissioners. As mayor, I have had the opportunity to work with both and have observed how they attack problems with creativity and energy. Their open willingness to share ideas and to improve communications has been refreshing.
To the editor: Regarding the upcoming primary election, I do not know or question the abilities of all the candidates for county commissioner; however, for the preceding three years I have had the opportunity to see Rod Runyon in various positions of action on behalf of the citizens and veterans of Wasco County and have not found him lacking in integrity or ability.
To the editor: It’s time to shed some sunlight on Wasco County and do some spring cleaning by replacing the two incumbent do-nothing Commissioners who promise only more of the same. We need a change.
LAKE OSWEGO — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn’t been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.
SALEM — Republicans will vote in the coming weeks on a nominee for governor, but the race was really decided last month, when former state party chairman Allen Alley said he wouldn’t jump in the race.