The legislature changed the law….the Governor and her staff failed to comply with it.

The abuse of her (Governor Kate Brown) office hiding lawful public records, and subsequently delaying or preventing justice for families, is unacceptable.

From the article:
"The delayed, brief review of his death reflects a widespread pattern that has emerged over the past year and a half. Department of Human Services officials have failed to meet legal deadlines to report child deaths and, when they finally have published them, excluded significant facts about most of the children's lives.

The governor's office said it did not ask the child welfare agency to delay reports highlighting the department's involvement in children's deaths."

This is twice in one month we've heard about an issue Governor Brown's office swears they didn't direct agency heads to withhold from the public....but the fact is, an election might look much different if voters had known this truth before their ballots arrived.
And to be clear...these are Governor Brown's hand-picked agency heads. If she really didn't direct them to withhold information from the public, then she should fire them for dereliction of duty.

The families who have lost a child in our DHS system, some of whom now have no redress because of these delays which have expired statutes of limitations, they deserved better than the corruption of a state agency that refuses to do its job or be transparent to the public.

What will the new supermajority do to hold DHS and Governor Brown accountable?

About the Author:
Julie Parrish, Oregon State Representative HD-37 (completing last term), force behind many measures and bills protecting Oregon citizens, students and veterans.

Article sources: Julie Parrish for Oregon District 37 Facebook Page. CLICK HERE
“Burried: The stet hides how children die on Oregon’s watch” Article from The Oregonian: CLICK HERE

Standard Disclaimer: The opinions stated by the author do not necessarily reflect those of the Clackamas County Republican Party.

Congratulations to returning and new members of the Clackamas County Republican Party Executive Committee.

The Clackamas County Republican Party Central Committee held its Biennial Organization Meeting on November 10, 2018 with the purpose of electing a new Executive Committee. The meeting was attended by almost fifty elected and appointed Precinct Committee Persons.

 

The new Executive Committee members will serve a two-year term.

 

Officers

Chair:

Traci Hensley

Vice Chair

Mark Callahan

Secretary:

Linda Neace

Treasurer:

Eric Hofeld

 

House Captains

House District 18

House Captain: Sandy Sumner

Alternate House Captain: Donna Davey

House District 26

Vacant

House District 37

House Captain: Steve Freiling

Alternate House Captain: Harris Warren

House District 38

House Captain: JD Pavek

House District 39

House Captain: John Lee

Alternate House Captain: Tony Miller

House District 40

House Captain: Les Poole

Alternate House Captain: Brian Harmon

House District 41

Vacant

House District 48

Vacant

House District 51

Vacant

House District 52

House Captain: Mark Schull

 

Delegates to the ORP

Kevin Moss

Vicki Olson

Les Poole

Steve Freiling

Steve Bates

Linda Neace

 

Alternate Delegates to the ORP

John Lee

Margie Hughes

Joanne Talbert

Tony Miller

Casey Flesch

Eric Hofeld

Mark Schull

Fred Broadwater

 

Congratulations to returning and new members of the Clackamas County Republican Party Executive Committee.

The Future of Oregon is in the Voter’s Hands

The future of Oregon is teetering on the edge of a Democrat “Super Majority” in both the State Senate and State House. What this means is dominance and absolute single party control. The Democrats could pass any legislation they desire without a single Republican vote. The Democrat agenda would be absolute with no recourse: new and higher taxes, gun control and confiscation, infringement on one’s personal beliefs, and much, much more.

The future of Oregon is in the hands of the Voter’s hands. This unchecked control in Oregon’s Senate and House can be stopped. It will require voters who normally do not vote to vote. It will require voters to vote their entire ballot, not just the top. And, it will require voters to vote for non-Democrat candidates who have a reasonable chance of winning their race.

Whether you like it or not, the Governor elected on Tuesday will be Pro-Choice. There is no question about that. The choice you do have as a voter, do you want a Governor who supports government funded abortions or not? Knute Buehler, the Republican candidate, does not support government funded abortions, nor does he support late term abortions. Kate Brown, however, supports both late term and government funded abortions.

Kate Brown has also made it clear, in her words, “Gun Safety”, but what she means, “gun control and confiscation” are priority items. She fully intends to strip away even more rights of Oregon gun owners. Buehler has been accused of being anti 2nd Amendment. His voting record as a legislator has proved this to be not true. Most of the gun legislation brought before the house he has voted to protect the gun owner’s rights. As a voter, do you want more rights removed?

There are other races on your ballot that are just as important: Senate, House, City Mayors and Councilors, state measures and more.

Because Oregon is on the cusp of un-checked control from a Democrat legislation, it is imperative that Republican legislators be elected. We, as voters, must as ourselves, do we want more and higher taxes, do we want our veterans take a back seat to those living here in Oregon illegally from other countries, and do we want our personal beliefs held in check? If the answer is no, voters must vote for the Republican Senate and House candidate to keep the Democrat agenda under control.

Republican candidates will need Independent, non-Affiliate Voters, Constitutionalists, Green and all the other parties support. Yes, even the support of Democrat voters. Many of our state legislators continue to be elected in Democrat controlled districts, so it can be done. Even Dennis Richardson won an office not held by a Republican for many, many years.

We all have personal beliefs, we all have pride and we all have convictions. But we all must be realistic as well. In Oregon, only a Republican or Democrat will be elected to a state office. It has nothing to do with beliefs, prejudices or politics. It is as simple as numbers. Democrats, Republicans and non-affiliated make up the vast majority of registered voters. To end the tyrannical rule of the Democrats in Oregon, ballots must be cast for Republicans. Votes for any other candidate or party virtually guarantees a Democrat controlled legislation.

All votes are important.

Vote for the Republican candidate to stop the Democrat agenda.

Remember, the future of Oregon is in the voter’s hands.

 

About the Author: Ron Le Blanc is the Past Chair of the Clackamas County Republican Party. He is also a small business owner and a retired Deputy Sheriff.

Standard Disclaimer: The opinions stated by the author may not be those of the Clackamas County Republican Party