Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Special Election

I'm late and haven't been doing much with this blog, but for tradition's sake I'll post my vote for my own reference.


MECANDIDATEENDORSEMENTS
MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
OR SECRETARY OF STATE
[_]Patrick Lasswell NON-PARTISAN
[X]Nels Johnson NON-PARTISANWillamette Week

PORTLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #1JT
DIRECTOR, ZONE 4
[X]Martin Gonzalez NON-PARTISANWillamette Week, The Oregonian
[_]Steve Buel NON-PARTISAN
DIRECTOR, ZONE 5
[X]Pam Knowles NON-PARTISAN
DIRECTOR, ZONE 6
[X]Tom Koehler NON-PARTISANWillamette Week, The Oregonian
[_]David Morrison NON-PARTISAN
"...Morrison filed a 2011 federal lawsuit, alleging Wi-Fi is a health hazard to students. (As WW has reported, PPS has spent more than $170,000 defending itself against Morrison’s claim.) His campaign is based on his Wi-Fi obsession...." - WILLAMETTE WEEK

CITY OF PORTLAND
MEASURE 26-150: Renew five-year levy to prevent child abuse child hunger.
[X]YesWillamette Week, Portland Mercury, The Oregonian
[_]No
Technically, social services is county responsibility not a city responsibility. However, considering all of the other strange tasks the city takes on (i.e. streetcars, arts education, selling toilets to other cities, etc.), Portlanders don't seem to care about such technicalities. What is more troubling is why do Portlanders have to cover what the county and state should be doing.
MEASURE 26-151: Fluoridation of Portland drinking water supply.
[X]YesWillamette Week, Portland Mercury, The Oregonian
[_]No
"...Among the hundreds of fluoride studies, there is little evidence that fluoridation is harmful. Here’s how the CDC put it: 'The weight of peer-reviewed scientific evidence does not support an association between water fluoridation and any adverse health effect or systemic disorders.'...
...Fluoridation critics cannot produce any nefarious explanation for why government scientists, public health officials and dentists all support fluoridation....
...The fact is, the health benefits of fluoridation would accrue primarily to those who have bad teeth now—disproportionately low-income and minority children."
- WILLAMETTE WEEK

METRO
MEASURE 26-152: Local option levy: Improve natural areas, water quality for fish.
[X]YesWillamette Week, Portland Mercury, Portland Tribune
[_]No The Oregonian

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