Informing voters on how candidates stand on issues
ome voters are just discovering the Oregon Abagail Adams (OAA)
Voter Project website
. However, it has been functioning since 2011
providing voters with extensive information on how to take our civic
duty seriously. The goal of this nonpartisan group is to equip voters
with information on how candidates stand on issues through a
The website features current candidates and
candidate comparison guides. What makes the questionnaire unique
for state legislative offices is that many questions are based on actual
bills in recent legislative sessions. For incumbents running that don’t
submit the questionnaire, their voting record is posted for comparison.
The past two years have been an eye-opener for many Oregonians,
watching Portland plundered and burned. Our liberty depends on
everyone being engaged as civic responsible citizens. Nothing reflects
the political climate more than the number of candidates running in the
This Primary is a prime example of the unrest of
The governor’s race stands out with 37 known candidates, more than
doubled from 2018 and triple from 2014.
Of those 37, 19 are on a Republican comparison guide
, 15 are on a Democrat comparison guide
plus an Independent, Constitution and Nonaffiliate candidate.
Compare that with 10 Republicans, three Democrats and two Independent
candidates in the 2018 election.
Some interesting takeaways comparing those responding. Six
Republican candidates responded showing major differences in how they would reduce state government. Three supported moving more
authority to local control. Two republicans would reduce the number of state
programs and one would reduce government employees. There is some
disagreement including areas of forest products, an Oregon owned
bank, Governor’s emergency powers, and who should be the
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Five Democrat candidates responded and not all completely agree with
the party’s direction.
Two candidates said they would reverse Governor
Brown’s equity agenda back to the Constitutional equality standard.
Not all support more firearm restrictions, electric vehicle rebates,
removing hydro-dams, prohibiting mineral mining, or tolling.
The U.S. Senate and House have always been highly contested races, there are vacant seats making that even more so. This election, Peter DeFazio leaves
District 4 vacant and there are eight Democrat candidates competing to
run against Alek Scariatos on the Republican ticket.
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To add to the furry, the newly carved out U.S. District 6
is a challenge
for both parties with seven Republican and nine Democrats competing
for a chance at the new Congressional seat.
The three responding
disagree on domestic terrorism, right to bear arms, federal access to
criminal records, and raising Medicare age.
Among the four Republicans responding to the U.S. Senate Comparison
, they disagreed on development of 5G, cyber security, wilderness
areas, domestic terrorism, federal funding of child care, and privatizing
The one competitive nonpartisan statewide race to be determined May
17 is the Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner
Seven candidates are competing and three responded illustrating a wide
range of differences.
Candidates running for the Oregon State Legislature includes responses
and voting records for 80 candidates to help voters make informed
Below the state candidate listing, the website
running for judge and District Attorney. At the bottom are listings for
County Commissioner for counties that responded.
The OAA website is also a helpful resource. You will find ways to get
, a personal get-out-the-vote campaign ideas
, and tutorial
training in several areas, information on being a precinct committee
person, and history of county and state election processes including a
Party Platform comparison
What happens when we stop watching over government? That answer
is what OAA wants to help avoid.
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