Sunday, May 19, 2013

To All COLA LO Members,

The LO School District Board election is well underway.  Remaining ballots will be coming into the elections office through Tuesday.    The race for board seats will be very interesting in the closing days of the election.  

The latest information indicates that voter participation rates are climbing rapidly before the final weekend of the election.   It appears there is a strong effort to get the most likely voters to turn in their ballots.   Is it part of a partisan effort? 

Only time will tell but there have been some stunning upsets in LO elections lately based upon what has been perceived as partisan efforts.  

Kevin Robertson and Sarah Howell are opposing each other with very active Internet campaigns (Robertson)  and direct mail efforts (Howell & Robertson).   Its deemed to be the most competitive race in the election right now by many observers within the community.      Sarah Howell has been endorsed by the Clackamas County Democratic Party according to her web site.  

This could be the race that drives the voter turnout this election.    Voter turnout was projected to be low at 28-32% in a mid off year election. 

However it now appears the likely voters are participating at a much higher rate than expected.  

Who will the more likely voters actually choose?   Only time will tell......

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.   

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