Representative Stiegler, There She Goes Again

In one of  two campaign fliers I received from Representative Judy Stiegler on October 15, 2010, she says that she voted to protect 24/7 trooper coverage. She cited www.oregon.gov/transparency as a source that would backup her claim.  Unfortunately, you can not find support for Judy on that website without more information as to where to find it.  That is like citing the congressional record without giving any more information.

Representative Stiegler does know how to give sources that are easier to find.  In the flier she goes on the say that one of her opponents, Jason Conger, said he would have voted against the trooper bill.    She quoted the Bend Bulletin, 9/30/10, as the source of this statement.  That is a source that anyone can locate.  I looked at the interview with Jason Conger in the 9/30/10 Bulletin article, however, and I could find no such statement.

In that Bulletin article Mr. Conger said that he supports a statewide hiring freeze except for “critical public safety positions.” Conger said Oregon State Troopers fall into that category but did not provide any other specific positions that would be exempt from the freeze.  Judy’s characterization of what Mr. Conger said is just plain false but at least she cited a source where information could be found.   It would be helpful if she did that when citing sources that allegedly support her position.  

The reality is that every politician in Oregon knows that 24/7 trooper coverage is mandatory after Judy single-handedly passed a bill that granted early release from the state penitentiary to hundreds of Oregon prisoners.  We need every trooper we have on the job 24/7.  Everyone can agree on that.

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About Dan Re

I am an attorney who has lived in Bend and practiced law since 1981. In educating myself about the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), I was shocked at how the PERS laws were changed by the legislature, once legislators were allowed to join PERS in 1971, 26 years after PERS was first created. Those changes personally benefitted the legislators who made them at the direct financial expense of the people they were elected to represent. That is wrong and I intend to change it. In 2009, I started a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation, In RE The People, Inc., for the purpose of informing concerned citizens of what happened regarding PERS and other issues of social and civic importance. I then created this blog to further that objective.
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One Response to Representative Stiegler, There She Goes Again

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you, Mr. Re! Thank you for holding our opponent accountable. I hope that all voters will do the same … with her … with Jason … and any one that wants their vote.

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