Umm ... I have a confession to make: In past elections, when I didn’t know much about any of the candidates, I’d look at the Voters’ Pamphlet. I figured that if “good” organizations were supporting a candidate, then I could vote for that person. But, this time there is one candidate for Senate District 3 who is not accepting any money from PACs, corporations or special interests. What I didn’t know was — if you don’t agree to accept their money, then you do not get their endorsement. This candidate isn’t willing to accept this trade-off because those endorsements and contributions always come with strings attached. Even the “good” organizations will make demands.
Jeff Golden is at the top of his game, continuing to re-affirm his brand as clearly the most informed and nuanced communicator of the candidates, comfortable with his positions and comfortable communicating them. Wednesday night he made the point that being effective in Salem is not simply about voting "yes" or "no" in a final vote. By the time things get to a final vote, it is too late, he said. Making a real difference requires sufficient command of the material, including its history and nuances and unintended consequence. He made this point while showing both command of the material and the ability to frame it. He speaks in complete sentences and organized paragraphs, and does so extemporaneously and in real time. One can picture him talking with peers in the State Senate, being persuasive and effective, or explaining policies on national television news shows. Forums like this show off Golden's strengths.
Jeff does his homework, knows the issues, has worked with governmental agencies and will work for us.
All the candidates are well-intentioned, but I feel only Jeff has the right combination of a progressive vision, experience and dedication to hard work that we need and that he is most electable in the general election. Please help elect Jeff Golden!
Are you tired of “big money” having excessive influence on our politics? Leery of voting for another candidate who’s supported by questionable sources? Hesitant to vote for a candidate with zero experience in actually making government work for us?
If you have not decided who deserves your vote for Oregon Senate District 3, consider Jeff Golden. He keeps his eye is on the prize with focus, passion and follow-through. He does not make excuses but goes to work to create the outcome he believes in.
Many of us are troubled by “big money” in politics. Yet candidates still accept corporate and PAC money, all the while claiming they are not influenced... In Oregon Senate District 3, one candidate refuses to be bought. If you want a government of, by and for the people, your candidate is Jeff Golden.
Jeff Golden looked and sounded ready, able, and progressive.
problems and issues thoroughly understanding If matters, and if being able to articulate potential solutions matter, and if having positions on these things that are in sync with Democratic voters want matters, then Jeff Golden had a very, very good night.
Jeff is a born politician, in the upright, honorable tradition (think Wayne Morse, Jim Weaver) of ethical political behavior, putting personal interests aside for the good of the whole in order to save what’s left of the Commons.