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Mary Sacksteder: 'Let's stop the irresponsible talk and behavior of our elected officials'

As a Clackamas County resident, I was offended when I read that county leader Tootie Smith is vowing a big Thanksgiving feast. What kind of leader advertises during a pandemic that she is going to flout the governor's new restrictions?

Once elected, you take on a responsibility to lead for all residents of Clackamas County. I am one of many who believes health mandates that the governor put out will save lives of many Clackamas County residents.

I think Ms. Smith's behavior is shameful and irresponsible. She is not fit to lead Clackamas County commissioners, and she certainly should not be in charge of the county's response to the pandemic.

I for one am going to look into the process for recalling her. She is not a fit leader for our county.

Please write the current commissioners to let them know how you feel. Let's stop the irresponsible talk and behavior of our elected officials.

Mary Sacksteder is a resident of Gladstone.

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