Politics



Bonham pushes to break poverty cycle

Rep. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles, is part of a workgroup of legislators age 40 and under who are looking at issues to tackle that matter most to younger Oregonians, including prison reform and early childhood development.

June 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


County beats state in turnout

Wasco County was eight points higher in ballot returns for the May 15 primary — at nearly 38 percent participation — than the overall state average of 29 percent.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Schwartz defeats Runyon

By decisive margins, Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon was defeated by challenger Kathy Schwartz, and Commissioner Scott Hege held his seat against challenger Roy Justesen.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Buehler wins GOP nomination for governor

WILSONVILLE — Rep. Knute Buehler has won the race for the GOP nomination for governor, according to unofficial election results. "The change we all need has started with victory tonight and the road to a better Oregon begins tomorrow in earnest," Bueher said to a crowd of 200 supporters Tuesday, May 15.

May 16, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Schwartz, Hege ahead in early results

Early and unofficial election results from the Wasco County courthouse May 15, 8 p.m., show Wasco County Commissioner Position 3 challenger Kathy Schwartz defeating incumbent Rod Runyon, and commissioner Position 1 incumbent Scott Hege defeating challenger Roy Justeson.

May 15, 2018 8:22 p.m. read more..


Navy pilot taxis toward Salem

The campaign of Greg Wooldridge is soaring as he shares with Oregonians how the leadership skills he learned during 27 years of Navy service — including a world tour as commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision aerobatic team — can create a more efficient and accountable government. “Trust and clear expectations are key,” said the gubernatorial candidate, who brought his message to The Dalles Tuesday evening.

May 10, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Starnes eyes big changes

Patrick Starnes, running as an Independent for Oregon governor, thinks every political candidate should spend time on a school board. “As a school board member, you hire and fire teachers, close schools … you really learn the aches and pains of the community,” he said in a recent interview at The Dalles Chronicle.

May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Candidate wants to bring innovative thinking to Salem

Darcy Long-Curtiss of The Dalles has wanted to serve in a state office for some time, so she decided to become a candidate when Rep. John Huffman stepped down last fall from his District 59 seat. “It was a little sooner than I expected, but I have been getting the experience I need, and I’m ready,” she said.

May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
 

Primary affiliation sparks questions

Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee, who oversees the local elections process, is getting a lot of phone calls that reflect confusion about the difference between an “unaffiliated” or “Independent” voter. She said the calls began after the Oregon Capital Bureau reported that the Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) had opened its primary to unaffiliated voters.

April 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Sen. Bentz hits campaign trail

Oregon Senator Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, will ride in the Northwest Cherry Festival Parade in The Dalles and the performance stage has been renamed after him in recognition of his public service to District 30 residents. The stage was previously named after Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, who left the Legislature last fall to serve on the Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council.

April 12, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Engineer vies for Walden’s federal post

Jamie McLeod-Skinner believes “government needs to know when to help and when to get out of the way,” something she says U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., has failed to do, which is why she is seeking to replace him in Congress. “I’ve always seen serving in a public office as serving the public trust,” she said.

April 9, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Independents open primary

SALEM — The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) wants you to know that if you're registered to vote in Oregon, but don't belong to a political party, you can still cast a ballot in their primary May 15. You'll need to ask the Secretary of State for that ballot, though.

April 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wasco County Commission Position 1: Scott Hege

Scott Hege is proud of the work the county commission has done in recent years but believes he can always do better. That requires a thick skin, communication and a focus on problem solving, qualities he says are important in a county commissioner.

April 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..


Wasco County Commission Position 1: Roy Justesen

Roy Justesen wants to make big changes to the Wasco County Board of County Commissioners to help create a louder voice for everyone within Wasco County, specifically amplifying the voices of the rural community and addressing land-use issues.

April 5, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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