Filing Deadline and More


Last week was a busy and exciting week on the campaign trail. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file to run in the 2018 election. At the deadline a well-known liberal democrat jumped into my race for County Commissioner. Marion County has been well served over the years with leaders who understand and respect our rural heritage and conservative values. The last thing we need is a far-left, Portland style politician on the Marion County Commission.

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On Thursday, I was invited to speak at the Capitol City Republican Women’s Lunch in Salem. These ladies work so hard to volunteer for candidates by knocking on doors and putting up signs all around Salem. It was an honor to share a meal with them and talk about the need to build a third bridge in Salem, to put a stop to the plans to drain Detroit Lake, and to keep property taxes low.


This morning I met with two of our county commissioners at the Covered Bridge Café in Stayton to talk about local issues. Sheriff Jason Myers, Paige Clarkson from the District Attorney’s Office, Stayton Mayor Hank Porter, and Police Chief Rich Sebens also attended the meeting. One of the major issues we discussed was the proposal to drain Detroit Lake. The Army Corps looks to finalize its decision regarding the lake late this year. If they move forward with the plan it will have a devastating impact on Stayton and the entire Santiam Canyon. I am committed to opposing this project.


We are now closer than ever to the primary election. It is only two months away. Please support our efforts by placing a sign in your yard. 

You can request a sign here.

As always, thank you for your support and your prayers. We couldn’t do this without you.

Reagan Knopp