Nearman is true to his principles, deserves re-election

Letter date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Letter publisher: 
SJ Statesman Journal
Letter author: 
Cynthia Kendoll
Letter body: 

In the upcoming election, it matters who wins. If you live in House District 23, it matters even more!

State Rep. Mike Nearman is running for re-election. In his first term as representative, Nearman arrived with his principles firmly in place. They are still intact today.

While it’s important to work together to solve our state’s problems, Nearman’s opponent, Jim Thompson, made matters worse by crossing the aisle to help Democrats pass expensive, controversial and dead-end legislation, including the disastrous Cover Oregon debacle which cost millions of taxpayer dollars. Thompson voted to pass tax increases that voters had rejected.

The once-upon-a-time Republican candidate, Thompson, is now running as everything but a Republican and is accepting campaign contributions from big city special interest groups that don’t have rural Oregon’s best interests in mind.

Nearman is true to his principles. He is committed to open, transparent government and to pinching every penny to get the most for our tax dollars.

Nearman deserves to continue his work at the Oregon Legislature. Re-elect Mike Nearman for state representative for House District 23.