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Election Endorsements

Ballots are now out for the Nov. 6 general election.

Here are our selected picks in contested races and issues. See last week’s endorsements issue, our recent news stories, Slant comments and letters for more information, along with the Voters’ Pamphlet and websites for candidates and measures. Campaign finance information can be found at ORESTAR on the Oregon secretary of state’s website.

 

President of the U.S. 

Barack Obama

 

U.S. Representative

Peter DeFazio (D)

 

Secretary of State

Kate Brown (D)

 

State Treasurer

Ted Wheeler (D)

 

State Attorney General

Ellen Rosenblum (D)

 

State Labor Commissioner

Brad Avakian 

 

Oregon Supreme Court

Richard Baldwin 

 

Oregon Court of Appeals, Pos. 6

James C. Egan

 

Lane County Circuit Court Judge, Pos. 7 

Alan Leiman (write-in)

 

Eugene City Council Ward 2 

Betty Taylor

 

Ballot Measure 77

Response to disasters

YES

 

Ballot Measure 78

Changes terminology in Constitution

YES

 

Ballot Measure 79

Bans real estate transfer taxes

NO

 

Ballot Measure 80

Oregon Cannabis Tax Act

YES

 

Ballot Measure 81

Gillnetting ban

NO

 

Ballot Measure 82

Authorizes private casinos

NO

 

Ballot Measure 83

Authorizes Multnomah Co. casino

NO

 

Ballot Measure 84

Eliminates inheritance tax 

NO

 

Ballot Measure 85

Corporate kicker for K-12 education 

YES

 

State Rep. District 7

Fergus McLean (D)

 

State Rep. District 8

Paul Holvey (D)

 

State Rep. District 11

Phil Barnhart (D)

 

State Rep. District 12

John Lively (D) 

 

State Rep. District 13

Nancy Nathanson (D)

 

State Rep. District 14

Val Hoyle (D)

 

EPUD Measure 20-196

District annexation

YES

 

Lane County Measure 20-200

Housekeeping amendments

YES

 

Lane County Measure 20-201

Repeal of Sect. 8 of charter

YES 

 

Lane County Measure 20-202

Repeal of charter sections

YES

 

Springfield Measure 20-195

Five-year jail, cops levy

YES

 

Eugene Measure 20-197

Bonds to fix streets, bike projects

YES

 

Eugene Measure 20-198

Advisory on corporate personhood

YES

 

Willamalane Parks Meas. 20-199

Bonds for parks, trails

YES

 

Bethel School District Measure 20-209

YES

 

EPUD Board positions

Ron Davis (District 1)

Katherine Schacht (District 4)

Laurie Smart (District 5)