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Richard Jaskiel: Vote for a trusted commissioner with experience and drive to achieve positive results

I think Paul Savas should be reelected to the Board of County Commissioners. Since 2011 Paul has provided pragmatic oversight to Clackamas County operations. He is a budget expert who focuses on action and results, not never-ending "process."

Experience matters. Paul is endorsed by every major police organization in Clackamas County. He is dedicated to stopping the out-of-control Portland crime from expanding into our neighborhoods.

Experience matters. Paul is fighting against I-205 tolling. He has attended regular meetings with ODOT, Metro and the other metro-area counties to discuss tolling. Paul is recognized as the leading voice opposing tolling. He is exploring possible legislative roadblocks and supports an initiative to stop tolling.

Experience matters. Paul spearheaded the Veterans Village transitional shelter to solve one part of the county's homeless problem. He secured funding for homeless services including shelter, food, mental health and substance abuse. Paul is all about results, not rhetoric.

Experience matters. From the Sunrise Corridor to McLoughlin Boulevard, Paul has led the county in transportation improvements and economic development. He is endorsed by the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce.

Paul's opponent is publishing gross distortions of the truth in her Voters' Pamphlet statement regarding Paul's actions to provide rural Clackamas with broadband services. In fact, he was a lead supporter, and voted for, funding for rural broadband.Richard Jaskiel

Curiously, his opponent's pamphlet statement also asserts that "Savas wants to outlaw abortion." Paul has never made any statements about abortion. Moreover, the county commissioners never, to my knowledge, discussed the abortion issue. It is simply not a part of commission oversight, in any way. His opponent ought to learn about what the commission actually does.

The attacks on Paul Savas reek of willfully ignorant desperation. I hope that voters realize that his opponent has built her campaign on falsehoods and non sequiturs.

Please vote for a trusted commissioner with the experience and drive to achieve positive results for the county. Join me in voting for Paul Savas!

Richard Jaskiel is a resident of Oak Grove.

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