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To the Editor: Prepare for an onslaught of negative ads from our current congressional representative. I’d so much rather hear about his accomplishments, but since he has little to show for his 20 years in Congress, just the few good things for which his committee can take credit, negativity is his fall back.

To the editor: This year registered voters in Oregon’s Second Congressional District have an opportunity to bring change to the U.S. House of Representatives by electing Jamie McLeod-Skinner to Washington D.C. What would this mean for you? You would have a representative who cares about the needs and challenges of the metropolitan, rural and Native American residents in District 2.

SALEM — State Rep. Julie Parrish, the architect of Oregon Measure 101 in January, has joined as a chief sponsor of a 2020 initiative to require voter approval for tolls on existing roadways, bridges or freeways.

A corporate-funded ballot measure that would block junk-food and sugary-drink taxes and freeze the state's corporate minimum tax for certain companies qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot this week. Large grocery chains — Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and Costco — and others have contributed about $2.5 million to the political action committee attempting to make the constitutional change.

To the editor: Wasco County voters have the opportunity to vote for a uniquely qualified individual to serve on the Wasco County Commission. Please join me in voting for Kathy Schwartz for Wasco County Commission Position 3.

To the editor: Registered Oregon voters in our area have an important responsibility to vote by this next Tuesday, May 15. In The Dalles, there is an official drop box right next to the courthouse on the Fifth Street side that allows you to drop off your ballot if you do not want to mail it. Other drop box locations around our area can be found at:

To the editor: Kathy Schwartz is dedicated, energetic and well-prepared to bring a needed breath of fresh air to our county leadership. I am confident she will work effectively for you and me, the people of Wasco County, to get us a better deal wherever and whenever possible

To the editor: I am asking the voters of Sherman County to vote for Mike Smith for county judge. I served Sherman County as the county sheriff for many years and I worked with many judges and commissioners. I understand how important these positions are.