This is it. Ballots will be arriving in mailboxes, and voters will be voting next week. Because of our vote-by-mail system, Oregon has a three-week voting period. Many ballots are returned long before final results are announced on November 6th.
One of the biggest concerns held by voters and citizens today is the lack of government accountability and transparency. Millions of Americans see government as a tool of corporate interests instead of a true representative of the will of the people.
It is incredible to think that we have just 46 days remaining in our campaign. We began this journey in October, 2017. We've been on the campaign trail for 337 days. We've been preparing and working hard but now is when we need you the most.
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.