Ted's Fighting For Us--Umatilla County

Ben Talley, Independent Living Specialist, Past Umatilla County Democrats ChairBen Talley

Governor Kulongoski began office during one of Oregon’s most trying economic periods: the highest unemployment in the nation with the deepest recession the state has seen since the Great Depression, a budget deficit destined to break the back of education and public services, and a serious unfunded liability in PERS.
Today Oregon’s unemployment rate has plummeted to about 5 percent, job growth is twice the national average, PERS is back on track, and education and public services are holding steady.
My supervisor once advised me to judge a leader by first taking into account the sack on his back. Although Ted inherited a terrible load, we are very much better off today than four years ago. Judging by this standard, I judge Governor Ted’s leadership to be “stellar.”

Gary Quick, Democratic Precinct Committeeman of Umatilla County and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen member, Local #362Gary Quick

I support Ted for his long time involvement in positive labor issues. Ted recognizes that a healthy economy depends on reliable family wage jobs that offer health and retirement benefits for workers. The labor movement built the middle class in this country and in many corners is being pushed out of existence. Ted understands the need for union representation and a fair and equitable bargaining environment. Many may view this as a 'one issue' letter of support but without quality, good paying jobs and a voice in workplace issues our economy in Oregon will become even more volatile and our tax structure will suffer as a result. Education, law enforcement, health care, environmental issues and public transportation all rely on the tax dollars our workers. Union wage jobs support this tax structure in a far greater way than in the past and it is imperative that we support Ted in supporting positive labor issues to keep these jobs and create new jobs in Oregon.

Nancy Wolfe

To add your endorsement, e-mail Will at will@tedforgov.com.

Help Ted Win Umatilla County!
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The September meeting will be on 3rd Wednesday at 6 pm in the Pendleton City Hall Jury Room.

Milton-Freewater Democrats meet on the 2nd Wednesday, 11:30 am, Family Fountain Restaurant. Also, Milton-Freewater Democrats are hosting a fundraiser BBQ on 9/11 w/candidate appearances. E-mail for more information.

October 7th 50 State Event at Pendleton's Stillman Park at 10 am is coordinated by Committee to Elect Ben Talley.

Posted on September 8, 2006