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Fitzgerald is right choice for Wilsonville mayor; Stevens will keep Portland problems out of Wilsonville

Fitzgerald is right choice for Wilsonville mayor

I'm doing something that I've never done since moving to Wilsonville 16 years ago, I'm endorsing a candidate for a Wilsonville public office — I urge you all to Vote for Julie Fitzgerald for mayor in November. We picked Wilsonville to raise our family because of the schools, parks, and close-knit feel of the city. Over the years we have enjoyed visiting our library, playing in our parks, and attending numerous community events such as Art in the Park and Fun in the Park. It is this quality of life I want for my family and for everyone who lives in Wilsonville. When I began to examine the candidates running for office, I was immediately drawn to Julie's messages. Her experience on the City Council and in her professional life are what Wilsonville needs to preserve our exceptional community. We need a leader who is very knowledgeable about the opportunities and challenges we face. I support Julie because she has the proven skills and knowledge to guide economic growth and fair housing, and is committed to working with everyone in our community including the business sector, neighborhoods and schools. I hope you will join me in voting for Julie for mayor.

Mary Pettenger

Wilsonville

Stevens will keep Portland problems out of Wilsonville

As a Wilsonville resident, and someone who has been a provider of rental housing to families in both Wilsonville and Portland, I am very disappointed in Rep. Courtney Neron's voting record. Her support of statewide rent control (making Oregon the only state with this misguided approach), while appearing on the surface to help renters, in reality only makes it more difficult for rental owners and housing developers to provide homes and apartments, and actually shrinks the supply of affordable housing.

While the situation in Wilsonville is tough enough for renters and landlords, Portland is clearly in even bigger trouble.

Fortunately, we have a choice this November. Peggy Stevens will work to keep Portland's problems from spreading into our area, and as a former bookkeeper, school board member, and business-friendly candidate, she will do a great job representing Wilsonville. I will be voting for and strongly supporting Peggy Stevens.

Dwight Sims

Wilsonville

Thanks to Wilsonville police

On the night of August 11th my husband and I were woken up at 1:00 a.m. in the morning to our doorbell. Upon answering the door, we were greeted by one of our city policemen. It turns out that we had left our garage door open. We appreciated the time he took to stop and let us know. We have been residents of Wilsonville for over 20 years and have always felt safe thanks to our Wilsonville City Police. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe. You are appreciated.

Jill Mohr

Wilsonville

Fitzgerald is right choice for mayor of Wilsonville

Julie Fitzgerald is the right person to be the next Mayor of Wilsonville. Julie is a professional who has a knack to make people feel comfortable. She is easy going and approachable and understands the issues facing Wilsonville and the region.

I met Julie a few years ago when she served as City Council liaison to the Wilsonville Public Library Board. She impressed me with her knowledge of City government and her desire to gain a broad understanding of issues. Julie listened closely, respectfully asked probing and thoughtful questions and solicited suggestions.

Julie brings an open mind along with management and City government experience and will be an effective Mayor from day one.

Hilly Alexander

Wilsonville

Why I want Peggy Stevens to be my Oregon State Representative

I met Peggy in July 2020 when she volunteered to help with efforts by local small businesses in Wilsonville to provide a Fourth of July celebration. Peggy not only volunteered multiple times during the event, but I watched her genuinely reach out to meet the people of Wilsonville and serve them with joy. I was struck by her approachability and openness to listen to my community members. It is evident Peggy cares about my community, not politics, and wants control to be in the hands of local government, not Salem.

Peggy isn't afraid to say "no" to politicians because she is a citizen first, politician second. She will bring years of accounting experience to advocate for fair budgeting; Peggy will fight for tax relief and believes our hard-earned money should stay in our pockets. She will promote solid educational reform, as she has done for over 11 years on the Sherwood School Board. A vote for Peggy will create a balanced representation in Salem which will provide an opportunity for all voices to be heard. I admire her strength and grit for taking this step to run for politics, Peggy Stevens has my vote for State Representative in House District 26.

Carrie Postma

Wilsonville


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