Pat Gordon: Getting the $ out

Mail Tribune | April 21

How do we get big money out of politics? Vote.

For years now diverse polls have confirmed that the majority of Americans support campaign finance reform. How many polls have you seen showing the progress we’re making in that direction?

Because of the money in politics, our elected officials do not truly represent us anymore. We in Oregon State Senate District 3 can act to change that by voting for Jeff Golden in the May 15 primary. Golden is not taking special-interest money.

As a woman I’m voting for the best-qualified person to act on the issues I feel are most important to Oregonians — economic fairness, social justice, climate change, health care and education. That person at this time is Jeff Golden. We can write a different story about the influence of special-interest money with our votes.

Pat Gordon

Jacksonville

Sarah Golden