Summary of recommendations.Byline: The Register-Guard
Following is a summary of recommendations The Register-Guard has made to voters for Tuesday's general election. These recommendations are offered after a sincere appraisal of the choices facing voters. The editorials published in recent weeks on each race and measure are archived on The Register-Guard's website, www.registerguard.com. Where there are no contests, no recommendations are listed.
U.S. Senate: Gordon Smith
Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is Oregon's junior United States Senator, currently serving his second term. He is a member of the Republican Party. .
U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: Peter DeFazio Peter Anthony DeFazio (born May 27, 1947) is an American politician. He serves as a Democratic U.S. Representative from Oregon, representing the 4th Congressional District and is currently serving his 11th term. .
Governor: Ted Kulongoski Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski (born November 5 1940, in rural Missouri) is an American Democratic politician. Since 2003, he has served as the Governor of Oregon. He was re-elected in 2006. .
State Senate, District 4: Tony Corcoran.
State Senate, District 7: Vicki Walker Vicki Walker (Born on May 29, 1956 in Monroe, Washington) is a politician from the U.S. state of Oregon and a member of the Democratic Party. She has been elected to political office in both houses of the Oregon Legislature. .
State House of Representatives, District 7: Donald Nordin.
State House of Representatives, District 8: Floyd Prozanski.
State House of Representatives, District 9: Joanne Verger verg·er
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State House of Representatives, District 10: Alan Brown
State House of Representatives, District 11: Phil Barnhart.
State House of Representatives, District 12: Terry Beyer.
State House of Representatives, District 13: Robert Ackerman.
State House of Representatives, District 14: Pat Farr.
State of Oregon
No. 14, deletes racial references from Oregon Constitution The Oregon Constitution is a U.S. state constitution, the governing document of the U.S. state of Oregon. It was ratified on November 9, 1857, and took effect when Oregon achieved statehood on February 14, 1859. Differences from U.S. : YES.
No. 15, authorizes bonds for seismic retrofits of public education buildings: YES.
No. 16, authorizes bonds for seismic retrofits of public safety buildings: YES.
No. 17, lowers state legislators' minimum age to 18 from 21: YES.
No. 18, allows local tax districts to establish permanent tax rates and create split-rate tax zones: YES.
No. 21, creates "none of the above" option in state judicial races, changes process for filling vacancies by appointment: NO.
No. 22, requires appellate judges to be elected from geographic districts rather than statewide: NO.
No. 23, creates comprehensive, universal health care system: NO.
No. 24, allows licensed denturists to install partial dentures partial denture
A removable or fixed dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the soft tissue. Also called bridgework. : YES.
No. 25, increases state minimum wage to $6.90 per hour: YES.
No. 26, prohibits per-signature payments to petitioners: YES.
No. 27, requires labeling of genetically engineered genetically engineered adjective Recombinant, see there foods: NO.
Measure 20-59, authorizes $10.7 million in bonds for a jail intake center and other improvements: YES.
Measure 20-60, authorizes $10.3 million in bonds for an updated law enforcement communication system: NO.
Measure 20-61, authorizes $6.4 million in bonds for courthouse and public service building improvements: NO.
Measure 20-62, authorizes $20.7 million in bonds for parks improvements: YES.
Measure 20-63, authorizes $29.9 million in bonds for a county public health building: YES.
Measure 20-65, authorizes $10 million in bonds for a planetarium planetarium, optical device used to project a representation of the heavens onto a domed ceiling; the term also designates the building that houses such a device. A modern planetarium consists of as many as 150 motor-driven projectors mounted on an axis. and learning center at the Lane County Fairgrounds n. pl. 1. same as fairground. : YES.
City of Eugene
Measure 20-67, a four-year, $31.5 million property tax levy to support programs in the Eugene and Bethel school districts Bethel School District may refer to:
Measure 20-68, removes or updates 30 obsolete or outdated city charter provisions: YES.
Measure 20-69, amends city charter's language addressing conflicts of interest involving the mayor and council: YES.
Measure 20-70, requires city manager to report to council when departments heads are hired, fired or reassigned: NO.
Measure 20-71, amends city charter to require an in-house city attorney: NO.
Measure 20-72, amends city charter to expedite the filling of council and mayoral vacancies by election: YES.
Measure 20-73, amends city charter provisions dealing with unauthorized expenditures of city funds: YES.
Measure 20-74, amends city charter to streamline the adoption of ordinances by the council: YES.
Measure 20-75, allows a new type of citizen-initiated ordinance that could be amended only by a unanimous vote of the council: YES.
City of Springfield
Measure 20-76, a four-year, $6.8 million property tax levy to support law enforcement services: YES.
Measure 20-77, a four-year, $3.9 million property tax levy to pay for staffing at the 28th Street fire station: YES.