May Election Results

The unofficial election results from May have been posted. Congratulations to Cathy Shaw, Maud Powell, Jeffrey Kinsella, Jim Horner, Sarah McGlaughlin, Thomas Fink, Autumn Chadborne, George Prokop, and Dan Davis. We are glad that these forward-thinking people have been elected to School Boards, Rogue Valley Transportation District, Library District, and SOESD.

Some talented and progressive candidates unfortunately were not elected, but we wish them better luck next time. Thank you to everyone who ran for office, helped campaigns, got out the vote, and have dedicated themselves to making our community a better place.

May 16 Election – Slate of Candidates

Candidate Slate - Jackson County

Ballots have been mailed, and these are the candidates endorsed by the Jackson County Democrats. These are non-partisan races, and not all these candidates are Democrats, but we voted to support these people, who have strong values and a community-focused outlook. We encourage you to read more about these candidates in the voters pamphlet and like/share their Facebook pages (linked below).

All ballots must be received at an official drop site or the Jackson County Clerk’s Office no later than 8 pm, May 16, 2017. Postmarks don’t count.

Voters Pamphlet:
https://jacksoncountyor.org/…/Upcoming-Cu…/Special-Elections

Endorsed Candidates:


Cathy Shaw: Library District, Position 2


Hart Wilson for JCLD Board, Position 2


Maud Powell for S.O. Education Service District Zone 7


Tom Fink for RVTD, Position 1


– Stan Littrell: Rogue Valley Transportation District, Position 4


Sarah McGlaughlin for RVTD #5


Damian Bugg For RVTD Board of Directors Position 7


Jeffrey Kinsella for Medford School Board, Position 1


– Jeff Thomas: Medford School Board, Position 2


Casey Stine for Medford School Board, Position 3


– Sally A. Killen: Medford School Board: Position 6


Jim Horner for Medford School Board, Position 6

All ballots must be received at an official drop site or the Jackson County Clerk’s Office no later than 8 pm, May 16, 2017. Postmarks don’t count.

Senator Merkley Talks Healthcare in Medford

Senator Jeff Merkley came to Medford and made the case for a public option in the healthcare exchange to increase access and affordability. “We need to find a way to work across the isle to try and make the healthcare system work better.”

 

Women’s March of Southern Oregon

The Women’s March of Southern Oregon was joined by an estimated 10,000 people in Ashland. This was not an anti-trump march, but a march of solidarity for women’s rights. The Jackson County Democrats live-streamed the March on facebook. We also recorded the complete video of Kate , a 17-year old Ashland High School student who gave a speech that began “Dear Mr. Trump” and fired up the crowd.

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Youth Caucus

    June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. 2nd Quarter State Central Committee Weekend

    June 24 @ 12:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
  3. LGBTQ Bi-Monthly Meeting

    June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Education Caucus

    June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm