As many of you know, I currently serve as the Senator in SD 13. After redistricting, a process that takes place every 10 years, I am now in SD 11. The district boundaries changed and my residence is in the new SD 11. SD 13 was a tough race, as I am a Republican and there were 3,000 more Democrats in that district, but I still won! Thank you to all who voted for me in SD 13. Now, in SD 11, my deficit is even greater. There are 5,000 more Democrats than Republicans in the district for which I am now running.
I like challenges and I have taken on that challenge to run for SD 11. I know the numbers and I am working hard to win. I am taking on this new challenge as I believe that many voters are fed up with things the way they are. Our one party control of Oregon is ruining this wonderful state. We all clearly remember the lockdowns and mask mandates we endured during Covid-19. Many of you read my earlier email about schools and parents. Adding to these unfortunate issues, we are all paying exorbitant prices for gasoline. We would be paying even more, if not for the Senate Republican walkout that I was part of in 2019. This walkout stopped the supposed “cap and trade” bill that Governor Brown and the progressives tried to push through. How would you like $8 per gallon gasoline? That would have been the result if the governor’s “cap and trade” bill would have passed.
Crime is up over 40% and some of you have probably had direct personal experience with that. The murder rate is soaring in Portland. The list goes on.
On a brighter note, I have been very happy to receive the endorsement of many fine groups as I run for this important seat. Many believe that it is critical I win this election for SD 11. It may be the difference between control of the Senate for Republicans and continued control by the progressive liberals. If I win, and Republicans have control of the Senate, that change would mean a new positive direction for Oregon away from high prices, high crime, poor education results, lockdowns, mask mandates, releasing of hardened criminals, homeless crises, etc.
Here are the endorsements I have received:
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