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Re: “For Bend City Council: Mark Capell

We voted for the bond in good faith...Now do "the right thing", for Reed Market Road!!! Here again, the West Side gets all the attention and we are waiting and seeing these terrible accidents and near misses. Don't wait 2 years to do SOMETHING, bike lanes would make a good start.... Don't let the voters down...

Posted by Kay Miller on 07/26/2011 at 2:44 PM

Re: “For Bend Parks Board Position 2: Scott Wallace

I am voting for Justin Gottlieb and I agree with the above statement that everyone should find your ballot and vote!

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Posted by Annette Nguyen on 05/17/2011 at 3:34 AM

Re: “For Bend Parks Board Position 2: Scott Wallace

I have an elevated concern about the election for the Bend Parks and Recreation District. I have regularly attended their board meetings and Scott Wallace is doing an outstanding job. The district is well run and they watch their budget. I say vote for Scott Wallace!!! His opponent, Justin Gottlieb, is a young, recent Portland import and (this ain't Portland)!!! He proclaims our problem is; goose-poop, youth participation, and fiscal responsibility. NOW THAT IS A MISGUIDED PLATFORM!!! Foster Fell is acting like a "dead goose" candidate and is running as a "spoiler". Since George Thayer is not running for re-election, (Thanks for your great srevice George!!), Dan Fishkin and Dallas Brown are running for the position. Please vote for Dan Fishkin. He has been on the district's budget committee and is more familiar with park district operations. Dallas would have a learning curve and Dan would "hit the ground running". By all means find your ballot and VOTE !!!

Posted by Michael L. Lovely on 05/13/2011 at 10:24 PM

Re: “For Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 6: Peggy Kinkade

Peggy, Sorry for the mix-up. We had two other candidates in the boundary predicament. My notes were unclear and, obviously, so was my memory. Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by Eric Flowers on 05/05/2011 at 7:41 AM

Re: “For Bend-La Pine School Board Zone 6: Peggy Kinkade

Thanks for the endorsement--I appreciate it! I'd love to serve the community for 4 more years on the school board. One correction, though. I don't have a child attending Pine Ridge who will be bused to Pilot Butte next year. I do have two kids at Summit and one at Cascade Middle School (a 6th grader). I did mention the boundary discussion as one of the tough and emotional issues we're facing right now, and I apologize if I caused the confusion about the personal effect on me.

Posted by Peggy Kinkade on 05/05/2011 at 7:06 AM

Re: “For Oregon House Seat 54: Judy Stiegler

You are not a news organization. I'm a democrat, but wouldn't for one minute support Judy. It's obvious you are endorsing Judy due to where you lean in regards to politics, but to contend that Judy is statesman and not a salesman.................she sure sold you. Your article is full of non facts, and the only fact that remains is that Jason is a far more inteligent choice for rep regardless of your political standing.

Posted by rb on 11/02/2010 at 5:45 AM

Re: “For U.S. House of Representatives Seat 2: Joyce Segers

First paragraph is brilliant. (Not being sarcastic.)

Posted by timmy on 10/31/2010 at 6:32 PM

Re: “For U.S. Senate: Ron Wyden

It's unfortunate that The Source continues to pretend that there's only two parties in our national elections. To call this vote a "no-brainer" is to deny media access to Rick Staggenborg from the Progressive party. While Wyden does get a 100% on his LCV scorecard, Staggenborg supports David Cobb's (Green Party Presidential Candidate from 2004) efforts at Democracy Unlimited to strip corporations of personhood among other noble planks in his platform. Reporting like this, ignoring all parties but Red and Blue, perpetuates a system that is horrifically broken. And for that, The Source, you get the Boot.

Posted by Matt Kern on 10/30/2010 at 11:57 AM

Re: “For Oregon House Seat 54: Judy Stiegler

I found the voting for Conger with the Independent Party to be very tainted, at the least. I am a member of that party and oddly enough as one supporting Judy I never received a ballot. I wondered then, and wonder even more so now, who hijacked the "Independent Party" in Bend. I do know that next time around if I do not get my ballot I am going to the election commission and claiming fraud against the party.

Posted by Another Bend Voter on 10/28/2010 at 5:33 AM

Re: “For Deschutes County Commissioner: Dallas Brown

people are smearing tony because he has bad personal and business sense, like pushing for $5 million in new county money to dig up yards, spending thousands at a "life-coach" and, and taking out big loans he will try to use his taxpayer funded salary to pay back. Dallas may not be perfect but at least he's competent as both newspapers acknowlege

Posted by anonymous on 10/26/2010 at 10:21 AM

Re: “For Oregon House Seat 54: Judy Stiegler

Jason Conger is as independent thinking as a robot. I don't care what the online election says. Mike Kozak is running as an unaffiliated candidate, which is as independent as it gets. He's so independent, he's independent of the independent party too! But, more importantly, "pick the statesman, not the salesman" is assuming that there are only two candidates, Jason and Judy. It's shocking that a publication so 'open minded' is still locked into the bi-partisan viewpoint. I would have thought The Source would endorse Mike Kozak, since he's obviously the best candidate. He's got almost 40 years of experience in Bend, years in which he's been active politically and running a business, so he knows first hand what it's like to live and work in Bend. Mike has been involved on the city council, habitat for humanity, was the mayor of bend and active in NUMEROUS other councils and groups. So, I think it's rather debatable that Judy is more qualified than Mike. Frankly, both Mike and Judy are more qualified than Conger, and when it comes down to it, Mike isn't going to owe anything to the special interest groups after this election, because they aren't funding his campaign, like they are Judy. Judy and Conger are spending tons more than Mike, and Mike is reaching just as many people without negative campaigning. So I know who I'll be voting for. Mike Kozak.

Posted by LoveBendLady on 10/25/2010 at 4:15 PM

Re: “For Oregon House Seat 54: Judy Stiegler

This article says "Stiegler is eminently more qualified than Conger, and the Independent Party challenger Mike Kozak." The Independent Party did not nominate Mike Kozak. The Independent Party conducted an online primary election in July. The winner in District 54 was Jason Conger.

Posted by Independent Party of Oregon on 10/20/2010 at 12:23 PM

Re: “For Deschutes County Clerk: Nancy Blankenship

I know the Deschutes County Clerk's race isn't as glamorous as say a US Senate race or a county commission race, but I feel like The Source really dropped the ball on its endorsement of Nancy Blankenship for Deschutes County Clerk and failed to do its due diligence before making said endorsement. First and foremost, the County Clerk's office does much more than just elections. I am not discounting the importance of conducting elections in compliance with state laws, but elections only take place a few times a year and The Source completely ignored the fact the majority of the Clerk's duties have nothing to do with elections. So, what else is the Deschutes County Clerk responsible for? The Deschutes County Clerk issues some business licenses, marriage licenses, and domestic partnership registrations. The Deschutes County Clerk also accepts US Passport applications and property tax appeals. The recording and archiving of documents in relation to real estate transactions are what make up the bulk of the Clerk's responsibilities. It is the areas of recording and archiving that are in need of improvement. The organization of and access to the Clerk's records is confusing because it is hard to ascertain what is available in what format and how to access documents of interest. Anyone that has used the Clerk's Recording System Web Query to search for documents would likely agree that the system could be vastly improved and made more user friendly. Not all of the clerk's records are digital/online and no one should have to search for documents on microfiche with the scanning and indexing technology available today. Access to these records is vital to both the public and private sectors. The Deschutes County Clerk's Office has a fund with approximately $400,000 in it that is earmarked for ensuring and improving access the Clerk's recorded documents. Nancy Blankenship says her office has been researching obtaining new software for "several years". Recording and archiving software exists and it should not take several years (it's been almost 8 years) to make a purchase decision, especially when you have a dedicated funding source that cannot be spent on anything else. The Source should endorse Geri Hauser for Deschutes County Clerk. She works with the Clerk's office on elections and she uses the Clerk's records daily in the course of her job. Geri has an excellent understanding of needed changes in the Clerk's office and she is the right pick for positive change.

Posted by Melinda Campbell on 10/16/2010 at 12:41 PM

Re: “For Deschutes County Commissioner: Dallas Brown

Dallas Brown seems to think that smearing his opponent is all it takes. Tony DeBone is a gentleman, but i'm not. http://www.nmedia.net/chris/2010/10/dallas-brown-vs-tony-debone/

Posted by Chris Cappuccio on 10/15/2010 at 9:11 AM

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