Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Pumping up the schools and protecting the middle class are priorities in common between the two candidates for their party’s nomination to the Oregon House District 52 seat in the May 15 Primary. The incumbent, Republican Mark Johnson of Hood River, is running unopposed on the Primary ballot.
Marv Hollingsworth and Peter Nordbye are both retired men from the Highway 26 corridor in Clackamas County who have spent a fair amount of time in Hood River County in recent weeks wooing voters.
Nordbye, who lives in Brightwood, was a special education teacher-turned-principal who calls himself “a special educator at heart.”
Hollingsworth, from Rhododendron, is a teacher-turned-lawyer who said his experience as a mediator would serve him in the legislature.
Nordbye is running for office for the first time, and he has vowed to accept no campaign contributions over $50 and will take money only from in-district donors.
Hollingsworth, who served in the Legislature in 1971-72, said, “The $50 local contributions cap idea is noble, but it just won’t work to take on a guy like Mark Johnson.”
Here are two interviews with Hollingsworth and Nordbye, conducted by Editor Kirby Neumann-Rea.
The full articles are at www.hoodrivernews.com.
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