My ballot went out in the mail today and Ted Kulongoski earned my vote for governor. There was no choice. He shares my fundamental values on public education, health care and the environment. We need leaders in Oregon who care deeply about these issues and Governor Kulongoski’s opponent this November has demonstrated none of the leadership one would hope for. The governor has produced specific proposals on children’s issues that are particularly important. I’m hoping that the campaign has strengthened Governor Kulongoski’s leadership skills so that a second term will produce the impressive results Oregon needs to sustain our unique spirit.
Note: Any endorsements that I make for candidates running for public office are personal and do not reflect the position of the United Church of Christ or any other body. Churches are rightfully prohibited by federal law from from engaging in partisan political activity. However, ministers (like all citizens) have the right under the Constitution to express preferences for public office.