Deeps’ November 2020 Voting Guide — Marion County, OR

  1. I am an extremely progressive BIPOC individual who stands well to the left of the current Democratic Party platform, and that heavily informs my vote. Typically, I vote for candidates who are unbeholden to corporate interests, strong on labor rights, unyielding on environmental legislation, and committed to uplifting marginalized constituents, and you’ll see these themes throughout this guide.
  2. I have only given suggestions for races that are contested, i.e, races with more than one candidate on the ballot (or actively running a write-in campaign). This one is pretty self-explanatory, because there’s really no point in me comparatively weighing in on an uncontested race. I want to keep this guide as free of fluff as possible for maximum accessibility.
  3. I have not actually weighed in on the presidency. The reason for this is simple: the presidency has dominated the news cycle for the last year and a half now, and unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably already made up your mind about who you’re voting for. My three paragraph opinion on the internet probably isn’t going to change yours on a race that’s been so ever-present in national discourse, so I’ll stick to just the down-ballot races, which tend not to get as much attention.

National Elections

US SENATE

Deeps’ Recommendation: Jeff Merkley

US REPRESENTATIVE — 5th DISTRICT

Deeps’ Recommendation: N/A

State Elections

SECRETARY OF STATE

Deeps’ Recommendation: Nathalie Paravicini

STATE TREASURER

Deeps’ Recommendation: Chris Henry

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Deeps’ Recommendation: N/A

STATE SENATOR — 10th DISTRICT

Deeps’ Recommendation: Deb Patterson

STATE REPRESENTATIVE — 19th DISTRICT

Deeps’ Recommendation: Jacqueline Leung

State Ballot Measures

MEASURE 107 — CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Deeps’ Recommendation: YES

MEASURE 108 — TOBACCO TAX INCREASE

Deeps’ Recommendation: YES

MEASURE 109 — PSILOCYBIN LEGALIZATION

Deeps’ Recommendation: YES

MEASURE 110 — ADDICTION TREATMENT

Deeps’ Recommendation: YES

County Elections — Marion

MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONER — POSITION 3

Deeps’ Recommendation: Ashley Carson Cottingham

MARION COUNTY CLERK

Deeps’ Recommendation: N/A

MARION SOIL & WATER, DIRECTOR, AT LARGE 1

Deeps’ Recommendation: Brenda Sanchez

Deeps’ Cheat Sheet

Federal Elections

  • US SENATE — Jeff Merkley
  • US REPRESENTATIVE (5th DISTRICT) — N/A

State Elections

  • SECRETARY OF STATE — Nathalie Paravicini
  • STATE TREASURER — Chris Henry
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL — N/A
  • STATE SENATOR (10th DISTRICT) — Deb Patterson
  • STATE REPRESENTATIVE (19th DISTRICT) — Jacqueline Leung

State Ballot Measures

  • MEASURE 107 — Yes
  • MEASURE 108 — Yes
  • MEASURE 109 — Yes
  • MEASURE 110 — Yes

County Elections

  • MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONER — Ashley Carson Cottingham
  • MARION COUNTY CLERK — N/A
  • MARION SOIL AND WATER, DIRECTOR (AT LARGE DISTRICT 1) — Brenda Sanchez

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