Saturday, September 20, 2008

OR Secretary of State

This post is still in progress.

[X] Kate Brown
Democrat
KateBrownForOregon.com issues:
"...crack down on fraud with tough enforcement to ensure signature gatherers follow the law and make sure those who don’t are prosecuted..."
"...making Oregon attractive to new businesses to create new good-paying jobs, and to making it easier to do business in Oregon..."
"...rigorous audits of state agencies, schools and even energy use..."
"...Fair and Open Elections..."
endorsements:
WWeek
Portland Mercury
The Oregonian
Just Out
The Skanner
Portland Tribune

Basic Rights OR
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
NARAL Pro-Choice OR
Sierra Club

From KateBrownForOregon.com endorsements:
• fmr OR Gov Barbara Roberts
[_] Rick Dancer
Republican
RickDancer.com Issues:
"...signers a chance to verify their signature if there’s a question, instead of just throwing their signatures out..."
What? How can county election officials possibly contact all problem petition signers? As the US Court of Appeals recently ruled, petition signing is not the same as voting and the current rules already favor accepting invalid signatures.
"...make the Secretary of States office Nonpartisan..."
If Dancer wants to magically make the SoS nonpartisan, why didn't he lead by example and run as a non-partisan or at least in the Independent Party? The SoS is a major state office and next in line to the governor, so it's bizarre to think a candidate will not have some party affiliation.
"...uncover the flaws, fix them, and then keep the problems from happening again..."
endorsements:
Victoria Taft
OR "Family" Council (pdf)
(inferred: rated 4+/8)
[ ] Seth Alan Woolley
Pacific Green
Seth4SOS.org:
"...END LEGALIZED BRIBERY BY ENFORCING MEASURE 47 (2006)..."
"...INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING..."
"...INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES AND OPEN BALLOT ACCESS..."
"...all election software and hardware be open and accessible to the public..."
"...enable same day registration..."
"...will use his experience developing software platforms and website technology for location-aware and high-performance databases to open up access to our government...."
"...END LOGGING AND PIPELINE EASEMENTS..."
"...recomputed redistricting based on neutral criteria...

MY FIRST IMPRESSION: Yep, voting for the Democrat.

1 comment:

Seth Woolley said...

So, what's your second impression?

You can always email me or join me in the IRC chat room listed on my page to find out more.

Seth