Over the past several days, numerous mail pieces have been sent to voters accusing me of opposing public safety and not caring for the disabled and chronically ill. These are desperate and absurd claims by my opponent. The truth is, I have opposed tax increases on working families. Government loves to use children and public safety to get more money out of voters. I stand up to these efforts, not because I want to diminish the essential functions of our government like public safety, but because I believe government needs to demonstrate accountability, transparency and efficient spending before coming to the voters to ask for more.
I have avoided sharing some personal struggles Debby and I have, but she has given me permission to do so. Debby has a chronic illness that we deal with on a daily basis. For anyone to accuse me of wanting services and care taken from vulnerable and ill citizens is truly over the line. What I do is stand up and demand a system where the money actually pays for the services needed and does not feed a bureaucracy that helps no one.
The good news is that the voters are rejecting these false attacks! I have heard from countless people who are turned off by the incredibly negative and false campaigning from Jim Thompson. Just take a look at a few comments I've received on Facebook:
The voters know the truth: how I have fought for a less wasteful government in Oregon so that we have the services we need for our schools, transportation, veterans and seniors. I have fought against efforts to harm our farms and small businesses and fought to protect the jobs we need in our community. I have demanded accountability so that our dollars go where they are most needed.
There are just a few days until all the campaigning is all over. When it is, I hope I will have the honor of once again serving as your State Representative. I humbly ask for your vote.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at home 503/838-6001.
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