Letter writer David Gorman of Corbett says Sen. Chuck Thomsen is unwilling to accept responsibility for the events leading up to a recall effort to remove him from office.

State Sen. Chuck Thomsen's recently published opinion in The Outlook/Sandy Post pleading with Senate District 26 constituents to support him through an ongoing and accelerating recall petition is misleading in trying to blame the recall effort on "downtown Portland special interest groups."

Contrary to his statements, the recall effort is led and supported by a cross section of his constituents across the district, including those from Sandy, Hood River, Corbett, Troutdale and Gresham.

What is the real reason behind the recall effort?

Thomsen chose to violate his oath of office to represent the people of the district, and instead refused to show up for work and contributed to a complete waste of the legislative session and your taxpayer dollars. He accepted his paycheck and per diem without showing up for work.

Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent, if you live in Senate District 26 you had no representation in Salem. Please support the Recall Chuck Thomsen Campaign by signing the petition at

David Gorman


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