April 6, 2022

The Virtues of Self-Sufficiency and Community Resiliency

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We’ve seen all kinds of sensationalized headlines the past few years, as well as what we can see with our very own eyes. Supply chains have been disrupted, affecting businesses and consumers alike. The prices of fuel and household goods have been skyrocketing. People are panicking in the face of rising inflation and increasingly empty store shelves. But what can…

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March 30, 2022

Actions, Reactions, Cause and Affect

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When it comes to public policy, it’s important to remember that the decisions made by elected officials have real life consequences for the people they represent. This is something I intend to keep in mind as I campaign for Clackamas County Commissioner. Ample examples of poor public policy choices can be found not too far from most parts of Clackamas…

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March 23, 2022

The Company We Keep


Every election cycle, candidates align themselves with groups and organizations that they feel can help get them elected. In return, those candidates help those groups advance their agendas once they’re in office. You can tell a lot about a candidate by the kinds of groups that they associate with and seek support from. If those groups are supporting someone, the…

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March 9, 2022

Beyond the Breaking Point


As Oregon’s largest city, Portland has long since developed a reputation for being a little bit unusual. “Keep Portland Weird” became a popular slogan aimed at inviting artists, musicians and other like-minded people from all over to experience life in the city. But things started changing over time. What began as a light-hearted attitude that began the popular show “Portlandia”…

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