The Oregonian – April 12th 2014
I was nauseated to read about Clackamas County Chairman John Ludlow’s recent perversion of Commissioner Paul Savas’ record (“Campaign contention,” Editorial, April 8). The people deserve governance that conveys honesty and integrity — neither of which were represented in Ludlow’s vile comments.
Clackamas County politics “It’s just politics” is not an acceptable response to such behavior. We should never excuse misleading attempts to erode someone’s reputable character by someone in pursuit of power.
Paul Savas has earned a reputation for being an honest, thoughtful and respectful commissioner by his enthusiastic engagement with the citizens of our county and his considerate votes on our behalf.
Savas is exactly who we want in that position — and exemplifies a sharp contrast to the values of those who want him out.
Sheehan represented Clackamas County in the Oregon House from 2011-12.