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Two Primary Priorities
April 3, 2012
From long time heroes like Senator Jackie Dingfelder to newcomers like Jessica Vega Pederson, OLCV is excited to support dozens of candidates across the state.
Unfortunately, not all of OLCV's endorsed candidates have an easy path to victory.
There are two rising stars who, if elected, will work hard as champions for Oregon's environment, but both face difficult primary challenges. They are candidates Jeff Reardon, in House District 48 and Ben Unger, in House District 29.
OLCV will be working from now until Election Day (May 15) to help Jeff and Ben win their tough primary races.
As an outdoor enthusiast, Jeff knows that forests must be managed using a balanced approach that makes them financially sustainable while protecting them from overharvesting that limits their long-term financial benefits, destroys habitat, and hinders or eliminates recreational uses. In addition, Jeff will work hard to attract responsible employers to his district who will not jeopardize public health in the name of jobs or sacrifice areas like Johnson Creek, Mt. Scott, or our resource-rich forests to make a fast buck. Jeff will put Oregon families first.
Ben Unger’s commitment to conservation, his dedication to protecting Oregon’s farms and our land, and his emphasis on building a strong local economy based on the area’s agricultural heritage demonstrates that he is the best choice to represent the people of House District 29. HD 29 covers Forest Grove, Cornelius, and parts of Hillsboro and Washington County.
We know Ben and Jeff are the right choices when it comes to protecting Oregon's natural legacy, but we have a lot of work to do before these two great candidates cross the finish line.
Join OLCV and help elect Oregon's next environmental champions. Your help can make a difference so pledge to sign up for at least one volunteer shift between now and Election Day.
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In my role on the Clackamas County OLCV steering committee, I am presented with new and exciting avenues of personal engagement in environmental conservation and political action.
Kelly Bantle, Clackamas County steering committee member