Let Freedom Ring!

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!


Cherryfest NW
This festival kicks off on the Fourth with a Salem Stars and Stripes 5K, more than 80 beers and ciders, a carnival, family-friendly activities, a variety of food and a Kid's Zone, Cherry fest NW will also host the Fourth of July fireworks in conjunction with the City of Salem, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Riverfront Park, 200 Water St. NE, Salem. Free admission.

Celebrate the holiday with live music, food, activities and fireworks, 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Centennial Park, 900 Parr Road NE, Woodburn.

This celebration begins with a parade, then heads into a festival that features music, food and bouncy houses, ending with fireworks, 4 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Stayton High School football practice field, 757 W Locust St., Stayton.


Oregon State Beavers
I also want to take time a congratulate the Oregon State Baseball team on their third college world series championship! This historic victory is not only exciting for the players but to all Oregonians, whether you’re a Duck or Beaver, Viking or Eagle!


Campaign Update
This last Saturday, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Detroit Lake! The water was high, the sun was shining and the lake was packed with boaters having a great time. I also had the opportunity to speak with voters about their concerns regarding the federal government's plans to drain Detroit Lake. They expressed concern that this would not only take away one of their favorite pastimes, but it would severely affect the local economy and neighboring cities. Salem is dependent on the water from Detroit Lake. Stayton, where I am from also depends on the water from Detroit Lake for our drinking water. And more importantly, many of the farmers and agricultural businesses throughout Marion County rely on Detroit Lake as their water source. I have heard the concerns of voters, and I am fully aware of the impact the federal government's plan will have on the livelihood of the thousands of residents in Marion County. I promise, when I am elected I vow that I will do all I can to fight against the Federal Government’s plan to drain Detroit Lake.

Reagan Knopp