It’s all about community –

Earlier this month my wife Judy and I hosted over 50 neighbors at our first ever Neighborhood Night Out. We were able to connect and strengthen our little community in rural Marion County. A special thanks to Marion County Deputy Shawn Bush who joined us as well. Strengthening the skills in our community – You […]

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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2, is National Night Out. Every year, since serving as an elected official, I try to attend several neighborhood gatherings throughout the region. This year Judy and I are hosting our own neighbors. Over the last few years we have had several new families move into our Twin Fir Neighborhood and it will […]

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Happy Birthday America!

Some of you may know that I recently traveled to Indonesia with Corban University to witness and participate in the graduation of 233 teachers from UPH university in Jakarta. These teachers earned a duel accreditation from UPH and Corban University. It was an amazing trip and I participated in three “world briefings” while there. These […]

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National monuments in Marion, Malheur counties unnecessary

Big corporations and special interest groups are lobbying President Obama to use his executive powers to declare new national monuments across the nation. One company has turned the political campaign into a full-fledged corporate marketing stunt to help sell products. But for those of us who live, work and play on Oregon’s public lands, this […]

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Small Business Revolution on Main Street

May 3-10, 2016 is National Business Week and the City of Silverton is one of three finalists in the Small Business Revolution on Main Street contest and is competing against Wabash, Ind. and Elizabeth City, N.C. You can help Silverton win by visiting the website during National Business Week.  Voting is done on a […]

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