Clackamas County Officials Air Concerns over Gov’s Commutations
State and local officials, led by Canby state representative and gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan, are continuing to denounce Governor Kate Brown for the latest use of her clemency powers, including her November decision to commute the sentences of 70 prisoners who committed serious crimes as teenagers.
Drazan sent Brown a letter last month that was signed by a dozen Clackamas County elected officials, including Canby’s state senator, Bill Kennemer, Clackamas County commissioners Tootie Smith, Paul Savas and Mark Shull, Canby Mayor Brian Hodson, Molalla Mayor Scott Keyser and Oregon City Mayor Rachel Lyles Smith, among others.
In the letter, Drazan and the other officials expressed concern for the safety and wellbeing of their communities, as well as fears that her move would retraumatize the victims of violent crime.
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