I am really excited for the progress we are making here in Deschutes County. We are almost a year out from a great showing last May and we have a tremendous slate of candidates for the May Election in 2018. Our next monthly meeting will be on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm (social) 7pm (business) at the Environmental Center (16 NW Kansas) in downtown Bend.
We will have two great speakers lined up for the evening. The first is CD2 candidate Jenni Neahring. You can learn more about her on her Facebook page:
Our second speaker is Redmond Superintendent Mike McIntosh. He will talk about an upcoming bond issue in Redmond. Here is an article from the Bulletin about it:
Finally, we finished our fundraising for 2017 very strongly. I know there is a lot of interest for a good office space for our CD2 candidate, our House District candidates, our county commissioner candidates, and our city council candidates but it costs a lot of money.
Now is a great time to contribute so we can tell the candidates after their victories in May, what our capacity will be for helping to provide a campaign office for our slate. Please consider making your donation now so we can plan accordingly. There is so much at stake in this election and we want to provide the best opportunity to win up and down the ballot here in Deschutes County!
RSVP to our CD2 Candidate Forum at COCC in Bend
We are excited to announce that we will host a CD2 Candidate Forum on Wednesday, April 4 at Wille Hall on the Central Oregon Community College campus in Bend. The event is free and open to the public but we are expecting capacity crowds so we ask you to follow the link to register for the event. Doors open at 6:30pm and event will be from 7pm until 8:30pm. Former HD54 Rep Judy Stiegler will moderate the forum.
The other party in the county brought a disgraced FBI agent turned “anti-muslim extremist” as their featured speaker in February at their monthly meeting. When the Deschutes Dems called them out, their speaker accused us of “defending Hamas.” When the Bulletin wrote a story on the meeting, the other party attacked the reporter on Facebook. When two spokespeople for Buehler were asked to comment, they did not return the reporter’s phone calls. Read the article to find out how many of your elected officials attended this event. If you are not following us on Facebook and Twitter, then you are really missing out. You can see how we responded in real time to this situation. The link is to the Bulletin article and you can read more by clicking on the Twitter button below.