Large Print Voters’ Guide – Primary 2018

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OREGON

Large Print VOTERS’ GUIDE

MAY 2018 PRIMARY

Section 1: Introduction

This Nonpartisan Voters’ Guide is published and provided free of charge by the League of Women Voters of Oregon. This is a FREE NONPARTISAN ELECTION REPORT for Oregon’s May 15th, 2018 Primary Election. Large print, audio (read aloud), screen reader accessible (automated), and Spanish Voters’ Guides are posted at our website www.lwvor.org/VOTEResources/, with more voting information.

The Talking Book and Braille Library at the Oregon State Library helped to pay for audio and large print Voters’ Guides. They send audio or Braille versions of this guide to registered users at the request of the Oregon Secretary of State. Contact them at 1.800.452.0292 for more information. For a complete and updated League events list, visit:  www.lwvor.org/join us/events-calendar/


Section 1: INTRODUCTION
Section 2: GENERAL INFORMATION
Section 3: COUNTY ELECTIONS PHONE LIST
Section 4: CANDIDATES for US HOUSE, INTRODUCTION AND CD 1
Section 5: CANDIDATES for US HOUSE, CD 2
Section 6: CANDIDATES for US HOUSE, CD 3
Section 7: CANDIDATES for US HOUSE, CD 4
Section 8: CANDIDATES for US HOUSE, CD 5
Section 9: CANDIDATES for OREGON GOVERNOR
Section 10: CANDIDATES for LABOR COMMISSIONER
Section 11: JUDICIAL CANDIDATES
Section 12: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Section 2: General Information

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Section 3: County Elections phone list

 

Baker…………………. 541-523-8207
Benton………………. 541-766-6756
Clackamas………….. 503-655-8510
Clatsop………………. 503-325-8511
Columbia……………. 503-397-7214
Coos………………….. 541-396-7610
Crook………………… 541-447-6553
Curry…………………. 541-247-3297
Deschutes…………… 541-388-6547
Douglas……………… 541-440-4252
Gilliam……………….. 541-384-2311
Grant…………………. 541-575-1675
Harney………………. 541-573-6641
Hood River…………. 541-386-1442
Jackson………………. 541-774-6148
Jefferson……………. 541-475-4451
Josephine…………… 541-474-5243
Klamath……………… 541-883-5134
Lake………………….. 541-947-6006
Lane………………….. 541-682-4234
Lincoln………………. 541-265-4131
Linn…………………… 541-967-3831
Malheur…………….. 541-473-5151
Marion 503-588-5041; 1-800-655-5388
Morrow…………….. 541-676-5604
Multnomah………… 503-988-3720
Polk…………………… 503-623-9217
Sherman…………….. 541-565-3606
Tillamook…………… 503-842-3402
Umatilla…………….. 541-278-6254
Union………………… 541-963-1006
Wallowa…. 541-426-4543; Ext 158
Wasco……………….. 541-506-2530
Washington………… 503-846-5800
Wheeler…………….. 541-763-2400
Yamhill………………. 503-434-7518

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Section 4: Oregon US House, Congressional Districts 1-5; CD 1

Terms and salaries are the same for all five Congressional Districts. For more information on all Oregon candidates, go to www.lwvor.org/VOTEResources/

  • Term= 2 years
  • Salary= $174,000

We asked candidates for US House of Representatives the same three questions. Here are the first 500 characters of each reply, as received with no edits or corrections.

  1. How do you think federal tax cuts balance with federal program cuts like health care and protections for the environment, consumers, and elections? Do Oregonians win or lose?
  2. Discuss the issues that are priorities for you and how they serve your districts.
  3. How will you try to reduce polarization in Congress so problems can be solved?

Ricky Barajas, Democrat

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Suzanne Bonamici, Democrat

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Michael E Stansfield, Democrat

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John Verbeek, Republican

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George Griffith, Republican

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Preston Miller, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

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Section 5: Candidates, Congressional
District 2

Randy Pollock, Republican

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Greg Walden, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Paul J Romero Jr, Republican

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Mark R Roberts, Independent

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Eric Burnette, Democrat

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Michael Byrne, Democrat

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Tim S White, Democrat

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Raz Mason, Democrat

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Jamie McLeod-Skinner, Democrat

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James (Jim) Crary, Democrat

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Jennifer (Jenni) Neahring, Democrat

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Section 6: Candidates, Congressional District 3

David W Walker, Independent

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Charles Rand Barnett, Democrat

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Earl Blumenauer, Democrat

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Marc W Koller, Independent

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Ben Lavine, Democrat

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Eric Hafner, Democrat

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Section 7: Candidates, Congressional District 4

Jo Rae Perkins, Republican

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Michael Polen, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Court Boice, Republican

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Stefan Strek, Republican

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Arthur B Robinson, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Daniel R Arcangel, Democrat

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Peter A DeFazio, Democrat

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Section 8: Candidates, Congressional
District 5 

Peter Wright, Democrat

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Kurt Schrader, Democrat

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Robert L Reynolds, Republican

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Mark Callahan, Republican

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Section 9: Candidates, Oregon Governor

The Oregon Governor is elected by popular ballot and serves a term of four years, limited to two consecutive terms in office, with no limit on the number of total terms. The Governor’s current annual salary is $98,600.

We asked candidates for Governor the same three questions.

  1. How will you encourage tax reform in Oregon and what does that mean to you?
  2. In today’s highly polarized political climate, how would you bring Legislators together to address our shared responsibilities?
  3. What makes you better suited for this office than your opponents?

Here are their replies, as received with no edits or corrections:

Dan (Mr P) Pistoresi, Independent

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Skye J Allen, Independent

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Patrick Starnes, Independent

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Keenan W Bohach, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline

Knute Buehler, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Greg C Wooldridge, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Jonathan I Edwards III, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Jeff Smith, Republican

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David W Stauffer, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Jack W Tacy, Republican

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Brett Hyland, Republican

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Sam Carpenter, Republican

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Bruce Cuff, Republican

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Ed Jones, Democrat

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Kate Brown, Democrat

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Candace Neville, Democrat

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Section 10: Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries

This is a non-partisan race. The Labor Commissioner serves a 4-year term. The annual salary is $77,000.

We asked these candidates the same three questions:

  1. What is your agenda when you bring business and labor interests together?
  2. You each mention family wage jobs or poverty concerns. What are your plans?
  3. Discuss diversifying education tracks and supporting Oregon students.

Here are their replies, as received with no edits or corrections:

Lou Ogden, (non-partisan race)

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Jack Howard, (non-partisan race)

(candidate did not respond by deadline)

Val Hoyle, (non-partisan race)

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Section 11: Judicial Candidates

Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges are chosen in nonpartisan elections to serve six-year terms. They must run for re-election if they wish to continue serving.

Oregon annual judicial salaries are $147,560 for Supreme Court judges and $144,536 for Appeals Court judges.

We asked judicial candidates the same three questions:

  1. What qualifies you to be a judge on this court?
  2. Describe your legal practice during the past ten years.
  3. What do you see as the greatest obstacle to judicial fairness in Oregon, if any?

Here are their replies, as received with no edits or corrections:

Candidates, Oregon Supreme Court Judges

Van Pounds, Position 3, (non-partisan race)

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Meagan A Flynn, Position 3, (non-partisan race)

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Oregon Appeals Court Candidates

There are seven Appeals Court seats up for election in 2018. Only one race is contested. Unopposed candidates will be listed in the general election.

Rex Armstrong, Position 10, (non-Partisan race)

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Kyle L Krohn, Position 10, (non-Partisan race)

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Section 12: Acknowledgements

Thanks to the Talking Book and Braille Library at the Oregon State Library.

The League Of Women Voters® of Oregon publishes this nonpartisan Voters’ Guide. Please join us in encouraging informed and active citizen participation in government. You can make tax-deductible donations to the League of Women Voters of Oregon at: http://lwvor.org/donate/.

Our membership is open to men and women, ages 16 and up. There are Leagues in many communities around the state. For information, send your name, address, phone number and email address to:

503-581-5722 lwvor@lwvor.org
1330 12th St. SE, Suite 200 Salem, OR 97302

VOTEResources TEAM

Rebecca Gladstone, First Vice President, Voter Service & Education
Sarah Andrews, Administrative Manager and newsprint designer
Information Management Team:
Mary Sinclair, data collection and input
Rebecca Gladstone, database management
Margaret Bengry, Multnomah data collection & input
Luis Nava, translation
Beatriz Robles Kieser, Crosscultural Now, proofreading and editing
Spanish Edition:
Large Print, Audio, Braille and translation scripts: Rebecca Gladstone
Proofreading by Peggy Bengry, Barbara Klein, and Mary Sinclair

Benefactors who contributed $6,000 or more to this program:

  • Carol and Velma Saling Foundation
  • Vernier Software and Technology
  • League of Women Voters Members

Supporters since 2017 who have contributed between $500 and 5,000 include:

Debbie Aiona
Alice Bartelt
Heather Drake
Lucinda Ebert
Becky and Igor Gladstone, Jr.
Mary Hepokoski
Diane Howieson
Kris and Steve Hudson
Sara Ingle
Lauren Isaac
Ruth Kistler
Lucie La Bonte
William and Ann Lincoln
Betty Mack
The Multnomah Bar Foundation
Margaret and Gordon Noel
Merilyn Reeves
Eleanor Revelle
Roz Shirack
Mary Sinclair
Frances Smith
Talking Book and Braille Library,
Oregon State Library
Mike and Karen Taylor
Norman Turrill
Arthur and Carol Wilson

This guide is produced by the League of Women Voters® of Oregon. Thank you for taking the time to read this important information. This concludes the May 2018 LWVOR Voters’ Guide.

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