Well, I'm off the hook for the primary, since, at the moment, I am registered in the Working Families party. It's just as well, since I couldn't really make up my mind. It's almost a certainty that I will be voting for the Democratic nominee in November, regardless of which man gets the nod.
Other than that, I took the lazy man's way out and voted for "down ticket" positions according to endorsements made by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.
Here's how I went:
- Ballot Measure 68, Yes. Amends the Oregon Constitution to allow Oregon public school districts to use bond proceeds to buy land and other assets, and would create a state matching fund to help finance school district capital costs. The measure would have no financial effect on either state or local government expenditures or revenues.
- Ballot Measure 69, Yes. Amends Constitution: Continues and modernizes authority for lowest cost borrowing for community colleges and public universities.
- Metro President, Bob Stacey.
- Portland City Commission, Position 2, Nick Fish.
- Portland City Commission, Position 3, Dan Saltzman.
- Multnomah County Sheriff, Andre Danielson. The dream won't die, Andre. Not as long as I can wave the flag.
Give this man a badge and a gun and let him get to work!
It all shapes up for an interesting November. Early speculation is that Republicans will make big gains in the US Congress and across the country. I withhold judgment. People may be unhappy with the Democrats, but I don't think that means that they are therefore suddenly enamored of Republicans.