A better choice in House District 18

Letter: A better choice in House District 18

By Letters to the editor on May 05, 2014 at 6:23 PM, updated May 05, 2014 at 6:26 PM

The Oregon primary election process is the time when partisan voters can sweep from public office incumbents they deem no longer represent them.

Case in point: Vic Gilliam, the current State Representative for House District 18.

Historically the Marion County Republican Party in 2011 and more recently the Oregon Republican Party in 2013 have opposed driver licenses for those who can’t prove legal presence in the country.

During the 2013 legislative session Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of Senate Bill 833, legislation that was passed and signed into law that would grant driver cards to persons illegally in the country.

A reminder, during the summer of 2013 more than 71,000 Oregon voters signed a Referendum 301 signature sheet that now puts the SB 833 driver card legislation before voters in November 2014.

In an example of legislative arrogance, during the 2014 legislative session Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of House Bill 4054, legislation that would have rewritten the ballot title of Referendum 301 in an attempt to obscure the consequences of the legislation from voters.

Republicans in HD18 have a better choice to represent them in Salem. His name is David Darnell. David’s campaign promise “I will vote like a Republican should.”

David Olen Cross



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