Salem-- Democratic Leaders in the House and Senate announced plans today to pass a series of measures in the February session to make Oregonians safer, improve the quality of life for senior citizens and children, provide greater fairness for Oregon homeowners and create more accountability in state government.
Now that last month's election has been certified, the precinct by precinct numbers are available. These numbers show how many people voted for or against an item, how many over voted, and how many under voted. Using these numbers, I've looked at Multnomah County and put together comparisons of how Measures 37 and 49 did in the county.
In 2004, 69 of the county's 127 precincts voted for Measure 37 and 57 against (there is one precinct in the county with 0 voters).
by Moses Ross, Treasurer
The Multnomah County Democratic Party lost a good member of our community recently. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Linda Johnson. Many of you knew Linda through her work as an union activist and as a former local Democratic Party leader. Our condolences go out to her family.
I had the pleasure of working with Linda since 2002. We both served as officers of the county Democratic Party, her as Vice Chair and myself as Communications Secretary. The county party at that time was chaired by Jim Robison, with Linda as Vice Chair, Jim Davis as Treasurer and Ernest Adams as Recording Secretary.
Linda was an "optimistic cynic". She had a great deal of political realism that served her well in her work with the party. That probably came from her union background. I wish I knew more about her background because I'm sure that her and Mary Botkin, Dianna McCoy, Judi Mehrens and others raised hell more than once. Linda always fought the good fight.
One thing that I admired about Linda was that she took her party leadership position very seriously. Linda taught me through her words and actions the relevance of our county party to the local political process and to have a respect for the party and for the leadership position in which we serve our party.