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Your one-stop shop for everything on this fall's ballot.

          The leaves are changing, there’s a bite in the air and in Oregon that can only mean one thing: It's election season once again.

While news headlines nationwide are concerned with the latest scandals involving presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, here at the Hillsboro Tribune, we’ve been hard at work meeting with candidates for elected office across Western Washington County. In today’s issue of the Tribune, you’ll find endorsements for several races, including our picks in the hotly contested races for Hillsboro mayor and City Council.

Ballots are now in the hands of voters, and we'll be your one-stop-shop on statewide and local ballot measures, legislative districts, the governor's race and other statewide seats up for grabs, along with other issues that voters will need to weigh as they fill out their ballots over the next four weeks as we count down to Election Day.

As a community newspaper, we take this responsibility seriously, weighing not just what we think should happen with each race, but also what impact we think that will have, both locally and statewide.

So who made these decisions? Several people. Local endorsements were written by Hillsboro Tribune Publisher Nikki DeBuse, Managing Editor Nancy Townsley and Associate Editor Geoff Pursinger. Metro-area races were written by the editorial board of Pamplin Media Group, the Tribune’s parent company, which includes editors and publishers from newspapers across the Portland area, including the Portland Tribune, Forest Grove News-Times, Beaverton Valley Times, Wilsonville Spokesman and Newberg Graphic.

Not everyone will agree with our choices, of course, and we want to hear what you think. Love them or hate them, we encourage our readers to submit letters to the editor sharing your thoughts on who voters should elect this November. We’ll run them in the next few issues of the Tribune leading up to Election Day.

Don't want to keep copies of the newspaper lying around for weeks? Below are links to all of our endorsements, as they are published. Check back to this story every week for the latest endorsements.


Hillsboro Tribune endorsements:

• Hillsboro Mayor: Steve Callaway

• Hillsboro City Council: Rick Van Beveren, Anthony Martin, Fred Nachtigal

• House District 26: Richard Vial

• House District 29: Susan McLain

• House District 30: Dan Mason

• Senate District 12: Brian Boquist

• Measure 26-178, Metro Parks Levy: Yes

• Measure 34-252, Hillsboro marijuana tax: Yes

• Measure 34-268, merge Fire Dist. 2 with TVF&R: Yes

• Measure 34-269, Tualatin Soil & Water levy: Yes


Pamplin Media Group endorsements:

• Oregon Governor: Bud Pierce

• Oregon Attorney General: Ellen Rosenblum

• Oregon Secretary of State: Dennis Richardson

• Oregon State Treasurer: Tobias Read

• Measure 97: No

• Measure 98 (Funding for high school programs): Yes

• Measure 99 (Funding for Outdoor School): Yes

• Measure 100 (Ban sale of exotic animal parts): Yes


For a complete list of Pamplin Media Group endorsements, click here

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