HD-46: Alissa Keny-Guyer appointed

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HD-46: Alissa Keny-Guyer appointed

Alissa Keny-Guyer

Moments ago, the Multnomah County Commission voted to appoint Alissa Keny-Guyer to the Oregon House of Representatives.

Keny-Guyer won votes from Deborah Kafoury, Loretta Smith, Judy Shiprack, and Jeff Cogen. Diane McKeel voted for Rob Milesnick.

To catch the play-by-play, check out the live tweets by Logan Gilles.

To learn more about her priorities, check out the candidate statement that Keny-Guyer submitted to the Multnomah County Democrats in advance of the nomination process.

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    Good news!

    Bike Walk Vote had endorsed Rep. Keny-Guyer in the race. We work to elect the candidates who will best support Oregonians who bike, walk, and take transit, and are glad Keny-Guyer won.

    Unfortunately, this morning's discussion included some vastly inflated numbers when talking about the CRC highway megaproject.

    Commissioner Smith claimed the CRC would create 22,000 to 44,000 jobs. Rob Milesnick said 25,000 jobs.

    The actual number of jobs projected from the most expensive public works project in the region's history? 1,907. At around $2 million a job, the CRC's an incredibly inefficient way to create jobs.

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    Great choice!

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    Congratulations, Alissa! I look forward to working with you.

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    my big problem with Cmsr Smith's question about the CRC was that she intimated that not supporting the current CRC was to oppose jobs for minorities & women. when did the CRC become a jobs program?

    btw, Rob Milesnick said he'd changed his mind about the CRC because it was the only thing he saw that could create lots of jobs. possibly the most disappointing thing i've heard in the entire HD46 process.

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    Another Emerge Oregon graduate!

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    Congratulations Alissa! You were very well prepared and are a great choice to represent HD 46. Congrats to EMERGE as well for another success story!

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    In reflection about the process at the county comm meeting yesterday,and the PCP meeting, here's how I believe the three candidates stacked up:

    1. Rob: Knowledgeable, smart, involved, ideas, skilled, speaker, job related experience, and community credibility.

    2. Alissa: Knowledgeable, caring, involved, ideas, skilled, volunteer related experience, and community credibility.

    3. and me.

    What a great opportunity, and great experience. I appreciate everyone's kindness.

    While I had supportive friends and some suggestions, I worked on my own campaign in my time away from the classroom. I feel good about the ground I was able to cover and the inroads I made.

    Again thanks for all the kindness and thanks to Alissa who was especially gracious, and Rob who was especially inspiring.

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      Tricia - Since you didn't adequately fill-in #3 above, I would add that you were also knowledgeable, smart, caring, involved, had ideas and community credibility.

      Commissioner Kafoury hit the nail on the head when she said that this was the best panel of candidates she had seen in the four times she has had to vote to appoint a new legislator.

      There were no bad choices, only good ones. Too bad we only get one Rep. I can think of 29 or 30 I would like to replace.

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