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Letters to the Editor, May 5

Election letter deadline

Letters about races in the May 15 primary must reach us by 5 p.m. Monday, May 7. Letters received after that may not be published, and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the interest of space, please limit election-related letters to 150 words.

I value experience

Senate District 3 candidate Athena Goldberg knocked on my door during her canvass in my neighborhood April 27. I am disappointed that political action committee money is pouring into Goldberg’s campaign signaling that the Democratic Party of Portland favors the candidate. Most of us could care less what Portland thinks is best for Southern Oregon.

I informed Goldberg that I would vote for Jeff Golden. As a progressive, who else would I vote for? Jeff Golden was working for progressive causes when I showed up in Southern Oregon over 20 years ago, and he had been at it awhile.

Golden has refused to take money from any special interest — a move that certainly must make Portland uncomfortable. They likely value dependency and obedience. I value experience and an established commitment to Southern Oregon.

Vote Jeff Golden for Senat District 3 Democrat!

Derek Volkart


Crary the best choice

I have known Jim Crary for many years and I believe he is the best choice to be the Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District. His work to remove the corrosive influence of big money in campaign financing, his commitment to provide health care for all Americans, and his belief that we need to be responsible stewards of the environment stand in stark contrast to our current representative.

Jim’s positions on issues align him with a large and growing group of people within our congressional district dissatisfied with the current leadership. He would make a formidable challenger and an excellent congressman.

Jim Impara