Who's on your (down) ballot?

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I just got this note from a BlueOregon reader named Don:

Does BlueOregon publish (or decide) candidates it would support? Some of us need a little help to find the true progressives down ballot.

BlueOregon, of course, doesn't endorse candidates or causes. As we've said for years:

We expect our contributors to individually motivate our readers to action - but BlueOregon itself won't collectively endorse candidates, stage protests, or even go out for donuts.

But that doesn't mean that we can't help. Or more specifically, that you can't help.

Let's help Don out here. Let's set aside the races with lots of BlueOregon coverage -- the Portland mayor and city races, Holton/Rosenblum, Schaufler/Reardon, Williamson/Meieran -- and talk this morning about the rest of the ballot.

How are you voting in the Supreme Court race? In your local county commission races (especially in Lane, Washington, and Clackamas counties)? What about the largely undiscussed Democratic primary races in HD 47 (Thuy Tran vs. Jessica Vega Pederson) or HD 29 (Ben Unger vs. Katie Riley)?

Weigh in today with your personal endorsement on whatever you've got on your ballot. Let's hear it!

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      Thank you, Logan, for actually answering the question asked.

      Seems like most everyone else down below mostly wants to talk about the races that I asked folks NOT to talk about -- the ones that have already gotten lots of coverage.

      Sigh.

      Seriously, folks. The question was about the races that haven't gotten much coverage here.

      And more than just a name -- tell us why!

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        Why haven't we talked about the Clackamas County commission here on BO? Plenty of controversy.. It boasts the ability to bring down Metro, maybe TriMet.. Largest Campaign Contributions ever to a county race. Then there's Lehan vs. Hunt.

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    Beth Heckert for DA in Jackson County.

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    Tim Sercombe for Supreme Court (the only appellate judge in the race).

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    Jessica Vega Pederson for HD 47, Ben Unger for Western Washington Counties. And of course, Reardon for 48, the most important leg. primary for Oregon's environment.

    For Mult. Co. voters: Don't forget the libraries!

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      Real Oregonians? What is that? Who decides? Two strong candidates with strong records. That line is a stinker. Hasn't he been here for 10 years?

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      I changed my mind at the last minute on the AG race and your comment makes me glad I did. I was determined to vote for a woman at every opportunity but I started reading letters and posts by Judge Rosenblum's fans and decided that since I wasn't born in Oregon, I should vote for my fellow immigrant.

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    Jessica Vega Pederson for HD 47.

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    Jefferson Smith for Mayor, and Amanda Fritz for City Council.

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    Jennifer Williamson for District 36!

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    Definitely Dick Schouten for Washington County Commission!

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    And Rob Solomon for Beaverton City Council!

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    easy choice, Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General. She's going to win.

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    Not down-ballot, but back-of-the-ballot this time around:

    Mark Fagin for the open Beaverton City Council seat

    And no surprise, Denny Doyle to return as Mayor!

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    Richard Baldwin for Supreme Court

    Sharon Meieran for West Portland HD 36

    I believe they both care deeply about the betterment of people's lives; especially the under-served.

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    Ellen Rosenblum for Attorney General!

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