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.
It was a long road to get us to last night's Primary Election. With your help, we won a decisive victory, receiving 75% of the vote in the Republican primary. I am also excited to have won the Independent Write-In nomination with 40% of the vote.
This week I visited the Marion County Energy from Waste Facility in Brooks. The facility was constructed in 1987 and is operated by Covanta. All of our garbage is collected at this facility and used to produce up to 13 megawatts of renewable energy.
This week I visited the Parole and Probation Division of the Sheriff’s Office. Lieutenant Karvandi and Sergeant Whitlock gave me an overview of their office, gave me a tour of their transition center, and took me to visit their Student Opportunity for Achieving Results (SOAR) office on Chemeketa Community College’s campus.