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Rick Olmstead and Brad Oxenford vie for Donald mayoral seat, St. Paul Mayor Kim Wallis and Mount Angel Mayor Andrew Otte run unopposed for reelection.

Donald

Rick Olmstead

COURTESY PHOTO - Rick OlmsteadRelevant Experience:

Mayor, City of Donald, Jan 1, 2017 — present.

City Councilor, City of Donald, Jan 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016.

Why are you running?

To help continue the progress of making Donald a better, safer, and more desirable place to live and work.

What are the three biggest issues facing the City?

Ensuring that our water supply remains at the same high quality, while providing redundant sources.

After our recent Urban Growth Boundary expansion, provide logical residential development.

Expanding our infrastructure to match any increases in demand.

What three things would you like to accomplish if elected?

Expand citizen involvement in City Government.

Continue and enhance community policing.

Attract restaurants or other retail operations to Donald.

Three reasons you are the best candidate for the job:

Current Mayor, six years City Council experience.

Good working relationship with City Staff, City Council, and Planning Commission.

I enjoy being the public face of the City of Donald and speaking on its behalf.

Hobbies/interests:

Travel, Formula One, and politics.

Brad Oxenford

COURTESY PHOTO - Brad OxenfordRelevant Experience:

Current City Councilman, BA, Leadership and Management, six years of Management experience in Private sector and 24 years of Military service leading and inspiring others.

Why are you running?

Since retiring from the Army in 2012 I miss the sense of service, and the enjoyment of being part of something where I can make a positive impact in people's lives. Being elected Mayor and serving the citizens of Donald would be an honor and privilege that I never thought possible 30 years ago when I graduated High School and joined the Military. I firmly believe that if I can make a positive impact or inspire just one person during my term whatever burden I endure makes it all worth the effort.

What are the three biggest issues facing the city?

In reality it does not matter what I think; what matters is what concerns our citizens, and in my opinion the following issues is what concerns the citizens of Donald.

I believe the Citizens of Donald are concerned about traffic, specifically speeding through downtown and neighborhoods where our children are present and playing.

I am concerned there is a lack of access and effective communication from the leadership in Donald and feel many citizens believe their voice is not heard, and their concerns are not fully addressed.

Citizens are concerned about the Urban Growth that may potentially occur in Donald, how that will impact the City and put a strain on our resources.

What three things would you like to accomplish if elected?

I would like to see the community get more involved in supporting the Mayor and City council in doing what is best for the citizens of Donald. As a small community with limited funding community involvement is one of the few ways we can get things accomplished, work as a team, all make an impact and in the process build a sense of community.

Would like to work with community members and City Council to find a better defined solution to the traffic issues many of our citizens face daily. The limited patrols we have supports that effort, but not 100 percent.

Would like to find creative and effective ways to communicate and receive input from the Citizens of Donald that meets their needs and busy lifestyles.

Three reasons you are the best candidate for the job:

I truly care about the City and the Citizens of Donald. My hope is that I can bring a fresh perspective to the way things are accomplished by City Government.

I have 30 years of leadership experience, have dealt with people from all walks of life, cultures and respect the fact the everyone wants the same things out of life; a safe community where they can raise their families, enjoy retirement or just be respected for having a difference of opinion.

I have no personal agenda, as Mayor I represent all the citizens of Donald and that will be my main focus, what is best for the City and its citizens.

Hobbies/interests:

I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and riding my Harley.

Mount Angel

Andrew Otte

COURTESY PHOTO - Andrew OtteRelevant Experience:

• 1 term (4 years) City Councilor

• 3 terms (6 years) Mayor

Why are you running?

There is a lot of growth and planned growth happening in Mount Angel right now and I would like to continue to serve as this growth gets started. There are also some other projects I would like to see solutions developed.

What are the three biggest issues facing the city?

• Revenue or the finite amount of revenue

• Aging infrastructure

• Growth

What three things would you like to accomplish if elected?

• I would like to see a solution for the railroad crossing and intersection at Sout Main and West Church.

• I would like to see some traction made on getting historical murals in Mount Angel.

• I would like to see the same steady accomplishments with the goals set forth by the Council.

Three reasons you are the best candidate for the job:

• I have 10 years of experience as an elected official; six of those as being mayor.

• I enjoy the opportunity to serve as mayor and consider it an honor and a privilege to do so.

Hobbies/interests:

• I like pizza and think it should be considered as a basic food group

• I love spending time on the Oregon Coast

• I would love to spend more time playing golf

St. Paul

Kim Wallis

Relevant Experience:

Mayor of St. Paul since 2015; St. Paul City Council 1994-96; 27 years as a police officer, chief of police, investigator and chief investigator for the Oregon Department of Justice; investigator for Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, and OR Dept of Consumer and Business Services Building Codes Division.

Why are you running?

To better the city and our surrounding community. St. Paul, like many towns in Marion County, is dealing with growth, infrastructure and transportation issues, and funding for city operations, repairs and state/federal mandates. We've made substantial progress in the last year, and I want to keep the momentum going.

What are the three biggest issues facing the City

1. An aging water system in need of repair, and water quality.

2. An aging and fragile city infrastructure, e.g. water/sewer lines, wastewater treatment plant, and other city facilities in need of maintenance.

3. Dealing with land development and transportation issues caused by growth from the Portland and Salem metro areas, which is pushing outward. We are experiencing increased traffic and pressure to expand housing, which will affect the quality of life in town.

What three things would you like to accomplish if elected?

1. Improve the water treatment and distribution system's capacity to deliver water, and improve water quality.

2. Work with the St. Paul Rodeo Association to improve the Rodeo Arena complex and make the "St. Paul Rodeo" experience even better.

3. Maintain the momentum on improving infrastructure. So far this year, we have completed a major sidewalk project improving access from downtown out to the north, made significant repairs to the water distribution system and are working to perform long overdue maintenance and repairs to the wastewater plant and Community Hall.

Three reasons you are the best candidate for the job:

1. Experience.

2. Hardworking and dedicated to the community; and

3. Ability to bring community partners together for the betterment of St. Paul.

Hobbies/interests:

I haven't had much time due to the hours required by mayoral duties. My precious free time is spent with family.

• I love spending time on the Oregon Coast

• I would love to spend more time playing golf

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