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Dirk Schlagenhaufer: Candidate 'brings a high level of education, knowledge, experience and common sense'

I am pleased and honored to write this letter of support for Rachel Lyles Smith for the position of mayor for Oregon City. Dirk Schlagenhaufer

Rachel brings a high level of education, knowledge, experience and common sense to Oregon City. She seems to always be well prepared for meetings and has a great understanding of not only the city's needs but the citizens' concerns and best interests as well.

Effective leadership requires a deep understanding of the issues and agenda items and an open unbiased mindset. Rachel never seems to allow personal interests or beliefs to affect her decision-making process and considers all materials and public concerns before making any decisions.

For far too many years, some Oregon City residents have felt misrepresented and felt special interests controlled some of the city's decisions. I am confident that with Rachel Lyles Smith as mayor and the current city commission that will not happen.

Oregon City needs a fresh start after receiving a black eye during a difficult 2020, and the citizens need to regain confidence in Oregon City's leadership treating everyone fairly and equitably. Rachel Lyles Smith will deliver that to the position of Oregon City mayor.

Dirk Schlagenhaufer is an Oregon City resident and serves on the Oregon City Planning Commission.


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