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Letter writer Jan Tommaso of Sandy encourages a vote for Democrat Chrissy Reitz for Senate District 26.

I am writing to support CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Chrissy Reitz Chrissy Reitz for Senate District 26. Chrissy is a former neonatal nurse. She understands how important it is for people to be able to have health care. She will stand up to drug companies and demand better access to high quality, affordable health care.

Her opponent, Sen. Chuck Thomsen, voted against Measure 101. However, because it passed, it ended up protecting health care access for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.

Chrissy will always protect a woman's right to choose and get access to reproductive health care, while Sen. Chuck Thomsen voted against a woman's right to choose and have access to birth control. Really? In 2018? Contraception? Chrissy also supports shifting away from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy. Chuck Thomsen voted no on bills to transition our energy from dirty coal power to clean energy reducing pollution and greenhouse gases. Chrissy supports common sense gun safety laws. Chuck Thomsen voted no on a common sense bill to require background checks on gun sales. Chrissy doesn't want to prevent people from having guns, she just wants to keep guns away from people who shouldn't have access to them.

Chrissy Reitz is common sense and she's what Senate District 26 needs as its state senator.

Jan Tommaso, Sandy

EDITOR'S NOTE: Measure 101 was passed by voters in 2018, establishing a tax on large hospitals and some health insurance policies to help pay for people on the Oregon Health Plan.

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