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Letters, Oct. 20

Vote for Graham

I am writing this letter to urge Ashland residents to vote for Tonya Graham in her bid for a City Council seat.

I had the honor of serving on the board of directors of Geos Institute for 10 years while Tonya served as executive director. Under her professional guidance and leadership, Geos Institute transformed from a regional conservation organization to a climate change organization with national influence. The respect and admiration I gained for her during that time knows no bounds.

Tonya has also tirelessly dedicated herself locally to various challenges facing our community, including ecological sustainability, affordable housing and homelessness. Her collaborative skills and experiences developing partnerships and integrated, holistic, community-based solutions is a perfect match for the current need for fresh perspectives on the council. Please vote for Tonya Graham for Ashland City Council.

Matthew McKinnon


Supporting Gomez

A good education is a powerful tool that sets up the next generation for success. As a mom of four in the Medford School District, I believe it’s important to get involved now. There are many ways we can help local students; by supporting new career, education and student entrepreneurship programs, and getting more of the community involved in our students’ education.

We can also make a difference with our votes. Jessica Gomez has a plan for Oregon’s students, and is a mother herself. She knows how important a well-rounded education she is. She gets my vote this November.

Reena White


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