The unofficial election results are in and the good news is many of the candidates and measures won that were supported by the Jackson County Democrats.
- Dr. Alan Bates WAS RE_ELECTED as State Senator
- Peter Buckley WAS RE_ELECTED as State Representative
- Jeff Merkley WAS RE_ELECTED as U.S. Senator
- Dr. John Kitzhaber WAS RE_ELECTED as Governor
- Darby Stricker WAS ELECTED as Talent Mayor
- Kevin Stine WAS ELECTED to Medford City Council
- Measure 87 PASSED (State judges working for other gov. branches)
- Measure 89 PASSED (Equal rights amendment)
- Measure 90 DID NOT PASS (Top-two primaries)
- Measure 91 PASSED (Marijuana legalization)
- Tonia Moro WAS NOT ELECTED as County Commissioner
- Kevin Talbert WAS NOT ELECTED as County Commissioner
- Hon. Adam Peterson WAS NOT RE-ELECTED as Circuit Court Judge
- Darlene V. Taylor WAS NOT ELECTED as State Representative
- Aelea Christofferson WAS NOT ELECTED as U.S. Representative
- Measure 88 DID NOT PASS (Driver ID cards for immigrants)
- Measure 92 MAY NOT HAVE PASSED (GMO Labeling). This measure is likely headed for a recount (see below).
Measure 92 Recount Observers Needed
Measure 92 (GMO Labeling) has most likely qualified for a recount, but is currently trailing by fewer than 1500 votes. The State won't declare a recount until the first week of December. Measure 92 organizers and the Democratic Party of Oregon have asked us to organize our experienced observers. It's likely the first day would be . If you're available for this extra duty, please contact Jan at email@example.com or 541-482-8249. Thanks!
Holiday Potluck in Woolworth Bldg.
Sunday, December 14, 5:30PM
It's that time of year again and we are gearing up for our always fun, annual holiday potluck. Bring your favorite dish and join us at our office conference room in the Woolworth Building at 33 N Central in Medford.
Our post-election celebration party on November 9 with Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek was so much fun! Almost 150 people joined us including Senator Alan Bates, Representative Peter Buckley, Tonia Moro, Kevin Talbert, Darby Stricker, and Medford City Councilor Kevin Stine. Thank you to all who attended and made this night possible.
New Office and Office Hours
Now that the election is mostly wrapped up, our office has moved back to its regular location upstairs in the Woolworth Building, 33 N Central, Suite 210 in Medford. Our office will be closed until January 6, 2015. Phone messages (541-858-1050) and emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be checked daily. Beginning January 6, the office will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11-3.
Greater Community Events
Canvassers for styrofoam Ban in Medford, Nov. 23
Sam Becker, a local high school student, is looking for canvassers willing to help collect signatures this Sunday from 1PM-4PM. He saw first hand how harmful styrofoam (polystyrene) is for the environment while volunteering to clean our local greenway. If you are able to canvass on Sunday, please contact Sam Becker at email@example.com or phone/text (541) 301-1053.
Oregon Climate Forum, December 7
Oregon Climate, a local non-profit, will hold an interactive forum on December 7 from 1-3PM at KOBI in Medford to discuss the risks and opportunities our state must navigate as it considers a carbon pricing policy in the 2015 legislative session. RSVP at oregonclimate.org/action_day. This event is free and open to the public.
LNG Pipeline Public Hearing, December 11
Come to the Jackson County Hearing on the project Thursday, December 11, 2014 6-9 pm, Central High School, Medford (link to details). This is the main chance for your voice to be counted.