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Our recommendations for Nov. 3

The Mail Tribune editorial board concentrated on local races in this election, focusing on contests where voters were faced with tough choices between qualified candidates, and on state ballot measures. Editorial endorsements represent the opinion of the editorial board, which consists of Editor Justin Umberson, Editorial Page Editor Gary Nelson and our owner and publisher, Steven Saslow. We offer them not in an attempt to tell anyone how to vote, but to give readers our perspective based on group interviews with the candidates and our coverage of the issues facing elected officials.

Here are our choices, with the date the editorial appeared:

State representative, House District 6: Kim Wallan (Oct. 28)

Jackson County commissioner, Position 2: Dave Dotterrer (Oct. 25)

Medford mayor: Kevin Stine (Oct. 11)

Medford City Council, Ward 1: Jeff Thomas (Oct. 6)

Medford City Council, Ward 3: Kay Brooks (Oct. 8)

Ashland mayor: Tonya Graham (Oct. 9, Ashland Tidings)

Ashland City Council, Position 1: Paula Hyatt (Oct. 7, Ashland Tidings)

Ashland City Council, Position 3: Julian Bell (Oct. 8, Ashland Tidings)

Ashland City Council, Position 5: Gina DuQuenne (Oct. 7, Ashland Tidings)

Ashland School District Youth Activities and Academics Levy: Yes (Oct. 28, Ashland Tidings)

Ballot Measure 107, limiting campaign contributions: Yes (Oct. 21)

Ballot Measure 108, increasing tobacco taxes: Yes (Oct. 22)

Ballot Measure 109, authorizing psilocybin therapy: Yes (Oct. 23)

Ballot Measure 110, decriminalizing possession of some illegal drugs and reallocation marijuana tax revenue to refer addicts to treatment: No (Oct. 18)