October 15, 2016
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Even though most of the headlines about the 2017 legislative session have been dominated by the budget discussion, I’m very proud to highlight a piece of policy work that I’ve been actively involved with over the last few months. This legislation will have lasting benefits for Oregon students and once again establish Oregon as an example of increasing access and affordability to higher education.
Ballot tabulation is not quite through for the 2016 General Election and Democrat Mark Reynolds said he’s not done working for future votes.
Hood River County voters went heavily for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, 6,359 (59.5 percent) to 3,223 (30.2 percent) and gave a solid edge to challenger Mark Reynolds in his failed bid to unseat Mark Johnson in the State House Dist. 52 race.
It’s not often that a legislator comes face to face with the benefits of the policies he or she has passed into law. I had such an experience last month when I was able to address a room full of students at Columbia Gorge Community College, who are the first cohort of Oregon Promise students in the Gorge.
Mark Reynolds and Mark Johnson discuss their views for candidacy.
Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) has gathered more campaign funds than his competitor, Odell Democrat Mark Reynolds, in the hotly contested Oregon House District 52 race.