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Len Otto: Certified elections administrator will bring an end to the blunders that have defined the incumbent.

I have lived in Clackamas County for over 30 years, and for many of those years have been appalled by the fumbling and bumbling mistakes of our current county clerk. From misprinted ballots to incorrect instructions to voters to outright ballot fraud in her office — and many other errors — she has embarrassed the entire county locally and nationally, and has cost us, the taxpayers, hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of her failures. She must go.Len Otto

We need to do better, and we can. "Better" in this case means electing Catherine McMullen.

McMullen has the integrity needed for this office, having worked toward increasing voting access for all qualified voters in her current job. McMullen also worked to create and develop the award-winning Voter Education and Outreach Program in Multnomah County.

McMullen has the experience needed. She is a senior program specialist for the Multnomah County Elections Division, and has been an elections administrator for seven years.

McMullen has the education — a master's degree in public administration, and as a certified elections administrator — to lead the Clackamas County clerk's office.

We cannot afford the present clerk and her ongoing blunders. Please vote for fair and secure elections in Clackamas County. Vote for Catherine McMullen.

Len Otto is a resident of unincorporated Clackamas County.

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