October 14, 2020

What We Don’t Want to Become

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I can remember when Portland was considered a clean, safe, affordable city. Decades ago, it had the distinction of being one of the nicest big cities in the entire United States. Because of its natural scenic beauty, “livability” became one of Portland’s big draws. All along, the city was already known for being somewhat quirky. “Keep Portland Weird” became the…

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September 30, 2020

Just Say No to Metro

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Ideally, government agencies exist to serve the public and solve problems. But it doesn’t always work out that way. Some agencies seem to do more to create and perpetuate those problems for the sake of justifying their own existence. And when those same problems persist, bureaucrats at those agencies claim it’s because they need more money. Taxes are raised over…

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June 30, 2020

The Spirit of Service

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One of the biggest reasons I’m running for Clackamas County Commissioner is I feel a call to duty to continue into the next phase of my public service. Much of my perspective on leadership was formed in the 25 total years that I spent serving in the military. Of those 25 years, 20 were active duty, with 12 in the…

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