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Some advocate for fresh voices, others for experience in three contested races

Molatore will insure top-notch education

As 32-year residents of West Linn, please join us in supporting Regan Molatore for re-election to the West Linn/Wilsonville School Board. Regan attended West Linn/Wilsonville schools, left to earn a law degree, got married and returned to our community to live and give her children the educational advantage she received.  

She is intelligent, educated, dedicated, hard-working, responsible, caring and truly values education. We have known Regan for 24-plus years as she attended high school with our children. We can think of no better candidate to insure that our grandchildren have a top-notch educational foundation.  Please re-elect Regan Molatore on May 16. 

Mike and Linda Barnes

West Linn

Legislative town hall coming to Wilsonville

There is a lot going on in Salem at the Legislature. Please join Senator Kim Thatcher, Representative Rich Vial and me at a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Wilsonville City Hall. We will update you on the latest and listen to your concerns and comments. Refreshments will be served and the most important part is YOU.

Rep. Bill Kennemer

Oregon City

Fresh voices on the school board

As a 22-year Wilsonville resident and believer in high quality public education, I wholeheartedly support Ginger Fitch and Dylan Hydes for our School Board. They would be tremendous assets to our district.

Ginger is a problem solver. When Lowrie Primary School opened in our neighborhood Ginger saw that crossing busy traffic circles was dangerous. She worked with the school to quickly identify safer walk-to-school routes.

With children in three district schools Ginger has a vested interest in setting high achievement goals. As an attorney she represents children and parents in child welfare cases. Her passion is to be a voice for those who are not always heard.

Ginger's capacity to listen and communicate effectively along with fresh insights will benefit the board. Dylan is a lifelong advocate for children. He volunteers to mentor children in need of a positive role model. He serves on the Board of Voqal, an organization that strives to improve civics education for our students.

As a former Social Studies teacher and attorney with two students in the school district, Dylan works to help all children succeed. He is committed to serving our communities with civility, openness, and respect.

Hilly Alexander

Wilsonville

Molatore demonstrates a commitment to children

As a parent of three children in the WL-WV school district, a resident and business owner in our community, I feel strongly about what our children, community and school district need. We need leadership that has strong ties to our community; an invested interest in the success of our schools and our children; and the knowledge and experience to preserve and enrich education. All of those things can be found in one person ­— Regan Molatore. Volunteering with Regan, I have seen firsthand her commitment to all of our children, not just her own. Regan's years of service demonstrates her dedication to our community and has provided her with the experience to produce great results for our school district. Regan is, without a doubt, what our district, community and kids need to fill WL-WV school board position No.1.

Kelly Rupp

West Linn

Going to bat for students in school board contest

It's spring, and I'm scouting for heavy hitters in the school board race. I've eyeballed three candidates that have talent.

I first noticed Mike Taylor moderating a candidate debate sponsored by the League of Woman Voters. Mike charmed the crowd by glibly pointing out that not everyone in the League of Woman Voters was of the female persuasion. Mike excelled in business, and now offers insights from private enterprise matched with deep respect for civic process learned at the League. He's a solid hitter.

Next in my lineup is Ginger Fitch, an energetic community oriented mom who happens to be an attorney specializing in matters related to advocacy for children and families. Ginger is the product of public school and big dreams, hailing from Oregon's sagebrush country. When it comes to going the extra mile for kids, Ginger has been batting a solid 1.000 for years.

Rounding out my A-team is Dylan Hydes, a big-hearted dad who practices law and coaches Little League. Dylan is on the board of a nonprofit called Voqal, devoted to advancing social equity in innovative ways. Let's tap into that now.

You'll get the ballot.

Then team up with talent! Let's draft them all.

Rebecca Adams,

West Linn

Vote Regan Molatore for school board

I met Regan when my daughter was a student at Wood Middle School. Regan was the coach of my daughter's "We the People" Constitution team, which competed in Washington D.C. She worked tirelessly and passionately for several months, mentoring those kids and preparing them to compete on a national stage. She continues to dedicate her time and energy each year for a new group of eighth-graders. I have seen firsthand her dedication and passion, not only to these kids, but for all of the students in the WLWV District. She has been on the board while students in this district have excelled in science, the arts, sports, and numerous other disciplines. These achievements can only be accomplished with help from a dedicated school board that collaborates to support students in achieving their goals. Regan has been part of that board. In having been a WLWV student, and now having children in the district, she provides a valuable perspective. Her commitment to the value of education and its future in this district, along with her strong intellect, ethics, and experience, make her uniquely and highly qualified to continue to serve on the school board. I strongly endorse the re-election of Regan Molatore for WLWV School Board.

Janet Jablonowski

Wilsonville

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