Vote for the candidate who shows up

Letter to the Editor, The News-Review, October 19, 2018

Last night at the League of Women Voters forum I heard Shannon Souza, candidate for state Senate District 1, present her ideas for improving the economy, health care, education and forest management in Southern Oregon. Her positions were well-thought-out and clearly stated.

Her opponent, Sen. Dallas Heard, was a no-show. It makes me wonder: Did Mr. Heard decline an invitation to stand before his constituents because of a scheduling conflict? I doubt it. Rather, I suspect that excuse was a ruse designed so he could avoid facing his intelligent and thoughtful opponent and standing before his constituents. READ MORE