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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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge