My Heartfelt Thanks!
Thank you so much for your so essential and effective campaign work. I appreciate what our volunteers, supporters, encouragers, sign hosts, editorial and endorsement writers, social media warriors and good will ambassadors and of course Marion County voters did to bring us to victory. We had a record number of voters here and around the country this election which is always good news!
This election is not over. A few races and a measure are still up in the air, including Oregon Senate District 10. I’m still dealing with candidates, campaigns, lawyers, state level party people and the media daily. Voters have until November 17 to “cure” signature issues by returning the letter we sent to them in order for us to be able to open their ballot return envelope and count their votes. We have until November 23 to certify. Then we perform more administrative and state-mandated audits. We will also perform yet another “logic and accuracy” test of our ballot counting system to assess its continued accuracy.
Saturday after the election, is the first day some of my staff have had off for 3 weeks. Some put 120-140 hours in the last 2 weeks. I’m so blessed with dedicated, talented and gritty, determined employees performing in such a contentious high pressure and sometimes scary environment. Our Election Board Workers also performed marvelously in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and other threats. We had fewer EBWs, about 55 instead of 90 due to social/physical spacing. PPE and sanitizer was mandatory and provided. The Oregon Health Authority allowed teams of 2 to work side-by-side to assure election integrity as long as they were at least 6 feet from another team. So each worked more hours than usual. And we had to limit the number of observers for everyone’s safety. I anticipate we will be working under these same constraints as we prepare for the lower profile May, 2021 District Election.
Again, thank you for your help allowing me another term as your Marion County Clerk.
May decency; opportunity for all; anti-racism; social, economic and environmental justice; mutual respect, compassion, peace and justice prevail.
Si se puede,
Thank you, Bill
Welcome to My Campaign
Hello friends and neighbors!
We are living in unprecedented times. Our communities are being ravaged with COVID-19 and unchecked racism is at the forefront of our society.
Our communities of color, Black, Brown, Native and others are under attack. These attacks are affecting voting rights, access to polls and voter suppression. I am a strong ally in ensuring EVERYONE that is eligible has access to voting in Marion County. I pledge myself to work with you to end systemic racism and working with you to bring equity, respect and dignity that our communities so rightly deserve.
Amidst the social unrest of today, I find myself excited to launch my campaign for re-election as your Marion County Clerk. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read through the information on my website to learn what I’ve accomplished as your Clerk and my goals for our future.
I believe my values, experience and dedication to fair and honest elections makes me the BEST and MOST QUALIFIED candidate to be elected as your Marion County Clerk.
Thank you for visiting today. I invite you to come back often to see how you can get involved with my campaign.