I have some exciting updates to share. This past week we reached a critical milestone in our fight to protect Detroit Lake. I also attended the Oregon State Fair and received some thoughtful endorsements. Finally, our field signs are starting to go up!
This was an important week on our campaign. We worked to finalize many of our upcoming plans in the campaign. We also have some critical written materials going out. Both of them will be going out for public consumption soon but I wanted you to have the opportunity to read them first.
Agriculture is woven deeply in the fabric of Marion County. Celebrating and advocating for our farming community is very important to me. I am honored to have the support of many local farmers in my campaign.
On Tuesday, Jose Gonzales and Dayna Jung of the Latino Business Alliance were my guides as I toured downtown Woodburn and met with small business owners and entrepreneurs. We stopped by Espandienda Luceros as well as a health and wellness club.
Stayton, OR — Colm Willis, candidate for the Marion County Commission, joined residents of the Santiam Canyon in issuing a sharp rebuke of the current direction of the Detroit Dam & Lake Downstream Passage Project plan laid out by the Army Corps of Engineers at a recent public meeting in Stayton.
The communities of the Santiam Canyon are threatened by a massive federal project that could cause irreversible damage to the local economy. Join me in standing with the Santiam Canyon and say no to draining Detroit Lake.
Ensuring that our public safety officials have the resources to keep us safe is one of the most important jobs of the Marion County Commission. Our Sheriff's deputies, deputy district attorneys as well as the non-profits and health care providers they work with do incredible work for our county.
This week was quite busy (in a good way). I had the opportunity to speak with old friends and meet some new ones. I got to see some of the incredible things our local businesses and cities are working on. Marion County is such an incredible place and I am blessed to call it home.
This week's stop on our Marion County tour is South Salem! I had the privilege of meeting with the new owner of the Konditorei to talk about her history with the Konditorei and her experience as a small business owner in Salem.
First off, on behalf of the campaign, we would like to wish everyone an amazing 4th of July and hope you get to spend this important day with your friends and loved ones. If you do not already have plans, here are a few great places you can go and watch fireworks!
Last week the Oregon Secretary of State announced that we officially earned the Independent nomination for Marion County Commissioner position 2. This means that I will be listed on the November ballot as both a Republican and an Independent.
By now I'm sure you've heard all about the Salem Water Crisis. The city has issued a water advisory for vulnerable residents of Salem, Turner, and Stayton. They have set up stations for free water in Salem and Turner. Many Keizer businesses are also providing free water to anyone who needs it.