City Council campaigns in Salem usually don't sink to the level Jim Lewis displayed in a video where he claimed that his opponent in the Ward 8 race, Micki Varney, "wants miserable traffic."
I learned about this offensive lie in a comment Marcus Solomon left on a Facebook post of mine. Solomon captured this image of Lewis' video before the image was edited out:
Shame on Councilor Lewis for engaging in the sort of political crap that usually only rears its ugly head at the state and national level.
Obviously Micki Varney doesn't want miserable traffic. She has stated that she's all in on finding ways to reduce rush hour congestion in West Salem and the downtown area.
Varney simply wants to focus on immediate ways of reducing congestion rather than putting hope in a half-billion dollar Third Bridge that would take a decade or more to build, if even then.