2022 LOCAL CANDIDATES AND ISSUES
All politics are local, and these elections provide an opportunity for us to put Democrats and if not a Democrat, a moderate candidate in positions that affect us directly! Please be sure to complete your ballot early and if possible, hand deliver to the County Clerk or at one of the Josephine County Election Drop Box locations.
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NO- Measure 17-105
No to Illegal Cannabis! No to Water Stealing! No to Illegal Hoop Houses
County Commissioner - Brian DeLaGrange
Fed up and want a change of direction? Brian De LaGrange has the experience and the ability to work with others for a better managed county. He is action oriented, committed to funding the sheriff's department and solving the crisis over rural fire protection. He will do the best job to get Josephine County back on track.
Oregon House District 3 - Brady Keister
THIS YEAR YOU HAVE A CHOICE!
As I have no track record to hype or spin, I present me:
I am an Oregon Native running for state representative in Oregon’s District 3 encompassing Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, and all areas of the district. I was born in Portland. We moved to Grants Pass in 1946. I spent more than 24 years in the US Air Force, retiring in 1991 and returning to Grants Pass. In the Air Force I attended an academy for First Sergeants, a position I held for my final 10 years on active duty. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Management and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology. I have extensive life experience.
I am a careful decision maker and seek complete information on an issue. I am an attentive listener. I am a life-long learner and have interests in Cultural Anthropology, Secular Philosophies. I respect other’s points of view. I believe an elected person, in any office, should accurately state their beliefs and hold to them.
I want to see better government that works cooperatively across all facets of the political spectrum. I want to be part of that. I am moderate politically, and do not agree with radical progressiveness. I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state.
I believe in science and agree that climate change is the gravest issue facing humanity worldwide and with the drought, locally. Healthcare is a human right, and all Oregonians should be covered by a single payer system. I believe in the rights of workers at all levels be able to bargain collectively.
I am chair of the Josephine County Democrats Gun Owner’s Caucus and am a sport shooter. I am for gun owner competency.
If elected, I will be a forthright spokesperson for Josephine County, brining attention to its struggles with illegal cannabis grows, law enforcement funding, affordable housing and homelessness, water depletion issues, and fire protection. I will go to the legislature pledged to represent all county residents. Everyone from the person in a tent to the people in the house on the hill deserve representation. I will give it to them.
COMMISSIONER OF BUREAU OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES
Christine E Stephenson
Recommendation based on Endorsements on page 44 of the Voters Pamphlet.