Oregonians from Every Corner of the State Stand with Kulongoski

October 23, 2006

Contact: Anna Richter Taylor
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Oregonians from Every Corner of the State Stand with Kulongoski

With support from Republicans and Democrats from every region, you can tell whose side he’s on.

(Portland, OR) – Ultimately, an election is about who a candidate represents. And the people standing behind Governor Kulongoski’s re-election reflect that he represents all of Oregon – Republicans, Democrats, rural and urban communities alike.

"From my personal interaction with the Governor, I can tell you that he deserves kudos as someone who works tirelessly every day of every week for Oregonians," said Crook County Judge Scott Cooper. "I traveled with him overseas to bring jobs to Oregon, and I saw how hard he works. I've attended funerals of vets with him and watched him display real grief and compassion for families left behind. When he talks about improving the quality of education and availability of healthcare, he's talking about issues ordinary citizens talk to me about every day. Governor Kulongoski cares about the average voter, and he's been showing that every day for nearly four years. That’s why he has my support this November."

The Governor has received endorsements from newspapers representing urban and rural areas, organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, and more than 100 local, county and city leaders representing every geographic area of Oregon. Support ranges from his commitment to education to economic development to public safety.

"The Governor understands that our economic success depends on a strong education and a quality workforce," said Hillsboro Mayor Tom Hughes. "No one has done more over the last four years to pull Oregon out of the doldrums than the Governor has personally, and with the economic tides turning, we need to re-elect Kulongoski so we can keep moving forward."

"This election isn’t about Republican or Democrat – it’s about Oregon’s future and electing a Governor who will create economic opportunity for all of the state. That’s why I’m supporting Ted and encourage others to do the same," said Mayor Dale Thompson of Condon.

The Governor urges voters to read his voter pamphlet statement and to log onto www.tedforgov.com to see what he stands for – and who is standing by the Governor this November.

"This election is critical because after a hard recession, Oregon now has an opportunity to make real progress in the fight against meth, expanding economic opportunity, and putting our state on a sound fiscal path for the future," said Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger. "I know that Ted will continue to partner with local communities to ensure our entire state moves forward during the good times – and that we all support each other during the bad times. That’s why he has my vote and I urge other Oregonians to join me in re-electing Governor Kulongoski."

City Officials

Mayor Rob Drake, Beaverton

Mayor David Elliott, Sisters

Mayor Richard Kidd, Forest Grove

Mayor John Morrison, Ashland

Mayor Marian Telerski, Talent

Councilor Deborah Barnes, Milwaukie

Mayor Jim Lewis, Jacksonville

Mayor Jim Bernard, Milwaukie

Mayor Charlotte Lehan, Wilsonville

Mayor Jim Fairchild, Dallas

Mayor Tom Hughes, Hillsboro

Mayor Chuck Hofmann, Baker City

Mayor Bill Bain, Newport

Mayor Paul Thalofer, Troutdale

Mayor Bob McPheeters, Tillamook

Mayor Karl Popoff, Gold Beach

Mayor Lewis Key, Milton-Freewater

Mayor Bob Austin, Estacada

Mayor Alice Norris, Oregon City

Mayor Shirley Kalkhoven, Nehalem

Former Mayor Di lyn Larsen-Hill, La Grande

Mayor Bob Severson, Hermiston

Mayor Linda Malone, Sandy

Mayor Judy Hammerstad, Lake Oswego

Mayor Chuck Becker, Gresham

Mayor John McArdle, Independence

Mayor Ed Gowan, Lakeside

Mayor Scott Beckstead, Waldport

Mayor Judy Volta, Coburg

Mayor Jim White, Depoe Bay

Mayor Dale Thompson, Condon

Mayor Alan Unger, Redmond

Mayor Kitty Piercy, Eugene

President Pro-Tem Tim McQueary, Sweet Home

Mayor Dee Wescott, Damascus

Mayor Helen Berg, Corvallis

Mayor David Trott, Umatilla

Mayor Karen Kellogg, Wasco

Mayor Sharon Branstiter, Toledo

Mayor Lori Hollingsworth, Lincoln City

Mayor Phil Houk, Pendleton

Councilor Rick Brissette, Lincoln City

Councilor Doug Holbrook, Lincoln City

Councilor Gary Ellingson, Lincoln City

Mayor Ralph Hesgard, Cascade Locks

Mayor Pat Sherman, Brookings

Councilor Steve Clements, La Grande

Mayor Dennis Ross, Maupin

Councilor Chester Noreikis, Lincoln City

Mayor Colleen Johnson, La Grande

Councilor Audrey Jacobs, Ontario

Mayor Peggy Kite-Martin, Joseph

Councilor Randy Leonard, Portland

Councilor Erik Sten, Portland

Councilor Sam Adams, Portland

Councilor Dan Saltzman, Portland

County Officials

Commissioner Fred Warner, Baker County

Judge Scott Cooper, Crook County

Commissioner Bill Dwyer, Lane County

Commissioner Bill Hall, Lincoln County

Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo, Benton County

Commissioner Mike Mohan, Crook County

Judge Laura Pryor, Gilliam County

Commissioner Rita Bernhard, Columbia County

Commissioner Peter Sorenson, Lane County

Commissioner Linda Modrell, Benton County

Commissioner Mike McCabe, Crook County

Commissioner Jay Dixon, Benton County

Commissioner Mary Stern, Yamhill County

Commissioner Martha Schrader, Clackamas County

Commissioner Tim Josi, Tillamook County

Commissioner Lucie La Bonte, Curry County

Commissioner Scott McKay, Wasco County

Judge Terry Tallman, Morrow County

Former County Chair Rodger Schock, Hood River County

Commissioner Dennis Gronquist, Gilliam County

Commissioner Don Lindly, Lincoln County

Treasurer Michael Long, Klamath County

Commissioner Terry Thompson, Lincoln County

Commissioner Helen Westbrook, Clatsop County

Commissioner Walter Ponsford, Jefferson County

Judge Gary Thompson, Sherman County

Benton County DA Scott Heiser

Clackamas County DA John Foote

Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis

Coos County DA Paul Burgett

Crook County DA Gary Williams

Deschutes County DA Mike Dugan

Douglas County DA Jack Banta

Gilliam County DA Marion Weatherford

Grant County DA Christie Timko

Harney County DA Timothy Colahan

Hood River County DA John Sewell

Jackson County DA Mark Huddleston

Klamath County DA Ed Caleb

Lake County DA David Schutt

Lincoln County DA Bernice Barnett

Marion County DA Walt Beglau

Morrow County DA Elizabeth Ballard

Multnomah County DA Mike Schrunk

Polk County DA John Fisher

Tillamook County Bill Porter

Wasco County DA Eric Nisley

For a full list of the governor’s endorsements, go to: http://www.tedforgov.com/2006/08/oregonians_endo.html

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Posted on October 24, 2006