I like progress. That's why I'm a progressive.
And why I'm recommending that you vote for these candidates in the May election that likely will determine who becomes the next Salem mayor and wins the even-numbered Salem City Council seats.
(If a candidate gets 50% of the vote, plus one more vote, they win outright in the May election, which is a primary for partisan Democrat/Republican races, but usually is the deciding election in local nonpartisan races.)
For more detail, here's a recommendation I saw today from a progressive group that includes some additional races. They leave out the Ward 2 race because Linda Nishioka is running unopposed. I agree with their recommendations.
Lastly, I favor Andrea Salinas in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional District seat, and Tina Kotek in the Democratic primary for Governor.
I'm undecided in the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District seat. I'm not wild about Kurt Schrader, but I think he has a better chance than Jamie McLeod-Skinner of keeping this seat Democratic in the November general election, which could be crucial if control of the House comes down to just a few races.
I agree with your choices with one exception - if I lived in CD5, I'd vote for Jamie. :)
Posted by: Bobbie Cade | April 28, 2022 at 01:57 PM
Wow wow wow, you were doing Ok until you got to BOLI — Christina Stephenson is seriously awesome. She has been in the trenches for workers for YEARS, helping write and pass some of the most progressive pro-worker legislation in decades.
Please review Christina’s history and let people know the real score - Oregon could not do better for BOLI.
Look at this list of endorsers for Pete’s sake! Including Councilmember V. Nordyke!
Posted by: Walker | April 29, 2022 at 12:03 AM