We live in a time when our President is trying to hurt the Post Office while also disparaging mail-in-voting. Shame on him!
I’ve had the privilege of watching the vote-counting process at Marion County Elections for several years. I’ve seen first-hand how both democrats and republicans, under the leadership of Bill Burgess, have worked together to ensure that every vote gets counted. I can’t imagine that anyone could lead the process any better than Bill Burgess.
We want to go on record as strongly endorsing Bill Burgess for the office of Marion County Clerk. Bill has worked effectively in the County Clerk’s office for fifteen years, during which time the county population has increased by more than 16%. He brings excellent credentials to this position, with a Master of Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College and many years’ experience in public service.
The clerk’s duties require office administration; maintaining records and archives; responding to public records requests; scheduling elections; licensing and recording; and, administering the Board of Property Tax Appeals. Bill understands the importance of keeping good records and of dealing congenially with the public. He is honest, reliable, and willing to work the long hours needed for the position. We believe Bill Burgess is the person best qualified to be our County Clerk.
In our experience of working with Bill in city government, we have found him totally trustworthy and incorruptible.
Bill’s well-known commitment to accountability in government will promote an atmosphere of openness in the area of government. If you want to see honest people in government, join us in supporting Bill Burgess for Marion County Clerk on November 3rd.
I have worked as a volunteer election observer for Marion County Elections for over ten years. It has been my privilege to see Bill Burgess in action as he oversees every aspect of the elections process and assures that the election workers follow the Secretary of State’s procedures exactly. He is unfailingly courteous to everyone, from his well-trained staff to the grumpiest voter with last minute ballot problems and he always makes time to answer questions.
It is reassuring to me, especially now when much of government feels chaotic, to know that we have Bill Burgess to make sure our election process is secure and honest.
Over the years we have lived in various counties in states all over the country as well as in Oregon. Bill Burgess has been one of the most accessible and helpful county clerks we’ve ever dealt with. It has been much easier to access and record information in Marion County than anywhere else we’ve lived. Since vote by mail was begun in Oregon, we’ve served as observers in a number of elections and have always been impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of the staff in Marion County. We’ve watched as ballots were processed and tallied in the secured area as well as observing staff in the front dealing with people needing provisional ballots. Bill has always been willing to explain how the process works as well as answer any questions we might have had. Whenever we’ve needed to record or locate documents, it’s been a relatively simple process and his staff has always been helpful and courteous.