This week rather late in the cycle several groups announced endorsements.
COLA board members attended several of the candidate forums throughout the cycle to observe candidates including last night at the Lake Grove Neighborhood Association forum.
Listed below is a summary of endorsements from local groups:
COLA has Endorsed Matt Keenen and Jackie Manz.
The remaining endorsements released this week fall into a pattern consistent with the historical views of each organization.
- LOCAL this week endorsed Matt Keenen, Jackie Manz and Jeff Gudman (with conditions).
- The LO Review Endorsed Jackie Manz, Jeff Gudman, and Joe Buck.
- The LO Chamber of Commerce endorsed Jeff Gudman and Joe Buck.
Its an interesting mix of endorsements but many are now saying that Matt Keenen, Jackie Manz, and Jeff Gudman appear to be the most qualified candidates.
At the candidate forum last night the overwhelming support was for those candidates that wanted to retain Lake Oswego's community character and were against high-density development. It became apparent that two candidates were well aware of the pitfalls this direction could produce in Lake Oswego.
Let's see if this view of preserving community character translates into votes in November's election.
Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.