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State representative for Oregon City: 'We should put the needs and wishes of our community first' in supporting mayoral recall

Running for office and representing a community like Oregon City takes a lot of work and effort.

Over my years of being the state representative for our community, I have had thousands of conversations with citizens across our district, both at their doorsteps and at special events.

These past few months I have made hundreds of personal calls to your families and neighbors to check in as we work through these troubling times. Many of you have shared your experiences and concerns, and I have always tried to be responsible with my representation of our community.

In any leadership role, it is always paramount that you represent the values and goals of your community. The recent actions, statements and irresponsible behaviors of Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay no longer do that.

The people of Oregon City deserve far better leadMark Meekership. Now, more than ever, we need moral clarity and an unwavering commitment to justice and public safety. We need to listen to the communities on the frontlines, which is why I respect the Recall Dan Holladay campaign's work to get a recall election on the ballot.

Our own neighbors, in a bipartisan effort lead by Jeana Gannon-Gonzales and Adam Marl, have successfully brought this campaign to you, the voters. There will be a special election on Nov. 10 to recall and remove Mayor Holladay from office.

In his own words and in his response to the recall effort, Holladay claims that "our diverse community and residents come first." He's right: We should put the needs and wishes of our community first and vote to hold Mayor Holladay accountable for his actions.

Mark Meek is the state representative for Oregon City.

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