The 2018 Mid-Terms Wrap Up
Jamie McLeod-Skinner. To supporters of Jamie McLeod-Skinner Tuesday night’s election results, while not a surprise in the deep red district, was a disappointment. Walden won with 57 percent of the vote, while McLeod-Skinner trailed with 39 percent, giving Walden an 18 point lead. However, compared to just two years ago when Walden won by a 44 point lead over Democrat Jim Crary, Democrats made a significant dent in CD2.
Josephine County Turnout. Still, Democrats in Josephine County have work to do. According to the Josephine County Clerk’s office, Democrats had a 75 percent voter turnout rate but Republicans had an 81 percent turnout of their voters. Let’s compare that to that last mid-term, 2014: Democrats had a 62% turnout; we increased turnout by 13%! A tribute to the Neighborhood Leaders!
A Bit of Analysis. In the conservative county, voters went for Walden by 63 percent while McLeod-Skinner captured just 32 percent of the vote. In the governor’s race, Republican Knute Buehler captured 61 percent of the Josephine County vote, showing a definite distain for incumbent Kate Brown. Josephine County voters also voted yes on the conservative ballot measures, indicating they don’t want any kind of food taxed (103), they want to get rid of the state’s sanctuary law (105), and prohibit public funding for abortion (106). They did vote to allow local bonds for financing affordable housing (102) and voted against having a super majority for the state legislature to raise revenue (104).
Local Elections. In Josephine County’s local elections there were no Democrats running and Democrats only endorsed one candidate, Rhiannon Henkles, for county clerk. However, Democrat’s underground support for Commissioner candidate Darin Fowler helped his 6 point lead over Ron Smith, and put the frosting on top incumbent Sheriff Dave Daniels 42 point lead over Jonathan Knapp.
Future. We need to continue to have a presence in the community and build on our successes. We are not going away. The change in Josephine County is going to be the young people. Times are changing, but it has been a tradition in the this county that things happen at a molasses pace, especially in winter.
Election Night Gathering
About 35 attended our Potluck celebration. Lots of good food and drink. Two screens broadcasting election results with great cheers when the Democrats took the majority for the House. More cheers when Kate Brown was declared winner for our Governor. A good time was had by all!
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What We are working for:
- A balanced and equitable economy that provides a living wage for all workers.
- Competent, affordable and accessible health care.
- World class, lifelong educational opportunities.
- A healthy, sustainable environment.
- International diplomacy and cooperation.
We are county citizens who believe in bringing people together for the common good and making democratic principles the driving force behind all public policy.
We are working to build a community that extends beyond our borders and respects the inherent dignity of all.