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Readers provide their opinions on items related to the May 19 election including the House District 26 race and term limits

Vote for Peggy Stevens

I'm voting for Peggy Stevens for state representative (of House District 26) because she is a conservative Republican and particularly because she is pro second amendment. Peggy has the highest possible rating for a candidate from the Oregon Firearms Federation and will stand up for our gun rights!

Please join me in voting for Peggy Stevens.

Grady Nelson

Wilsonville

Term limits lead to sloppy policy making

Oregonians passed term limit legislation for state representatives and senators several years ago. As a legislative body we lost history, continuity and created a situation where legislators felt like they had to cram their way through the session because they only had a limited time to make an impact or accomplish the goals they were elected on. The net result was sloppy policy making which then required time and expense to correct.

Vote no on term limits for our city council. The smart way to limit an individual's term is through your vote!

Stephanie Soares Pump

Wilsonville

Term limits measure driven by power seekers

The Term Limits measure on the May ballot is driven by power seekers who have failed in previous elections and now seek to change the rules to eliminate popular and respected office-holders.

I researched the donations to the Wilsonville Term Limits campaign on ORESTAR, the Secretary of State's financial transparency website. It appears that the campaigners have not only paid more than $9,000 for signature collectors (Summitt Staffing Solutions) to bring this measure rather than relying on volunteers, but they have also paid around $1,500 to a political consulting firm run by former representative Julie Parrish (Pip Communication).

On the donation side, two of the largest three donors are from outside the city. Ted Millar, a property developer involved with the Aurora Airport, donated $4,000. And just recently a mysterious PAC called "No Tolls Oregon" donated $5,000; this is redirected money previously collected to preserve the Canby Ferry.

Last but not least is our own Doris Wehler, the street-of-dreams property owner who for decades has supported losing candidates with dubious agendas. (Editor's Note: Wehler has supported some candidates who have won elections and some who have lost).

This measure is simply an effort by wealthy and outside interests to take away OUR choices of who to vote for. Join me in voting NO on Wilsonville Term Limits.

Simon Springall

Wilsonville


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