Letters to the Editor: Savas Best for Our County

Clackamas Review- April 16th, 2014

Best for county

I admire Paul Savas. Why? I was an electrical-engineering graduate from Oregon State University and a registered professional engineer for the state of Oregon. In engineering you look at the problem, gather the facts, evaluate them and make an informed decision. This is not an immediate procedure and should take some thought time.

This is exactly what Paul Savas does. He thinks about the problem and evaluates it. We need that type of person in our Clackamas County Commission.

His opponent, Karen Bowerman, seems the opposite. Coming from California four years ago, she immediately tried for a seat against Kurt Schrader for U.S. representative which failed. After failing she went for Lake Oswego City Council. Now, after less than half of her term, she wants to be a Clackamas County commissioner, which would be the third try in four years. What is her obsession with political office? Looking at the Internet, I see comments that say “Carpetbagger, go back to California.” This is interesting since they come from Lake Oswego residents.

We need Paul Savas and his thorough study of our problems. He inspires trust, is not a lackey of special interests and will give his best for Clackamas County.

Larry Haverkamp, Oregon City

Savas has integrity

I was nauseated to read about Clackamas County Commission Chair John Ludlow’s most recent perversion of Commissioner Paul Savas’ record. The people deserve governance that conveys honesty and integrity — neither of which were represented in Ludlow’s vile comments.

“It’s just politics,” is not an acceptable response to such behavior. We should never excuse lies told 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.

Patrick Sheehan, Happy Valley

Savas: Outstanding commissioner

As a former nurse of 35 years and owner of apartment complexes and rental properties, I have come into contact with numerous outstanding business owners. When I see someone who is as dedicated to help and serve the citizens with honesty and integrity as Paul Savas is, I am impressed.

We need a person like this for our Clackamas County Commission. Paul Savas has operated his own business and knows what is necessary to be successful. Clackamas County is a business and we need good people to run it. Paul Savas is that person.

His opponent Karen Bowerman comes from California and has only been here for less than four years. We are not California, and we need an experienced person who knows our county. Vote for Paul Savas and keep him as our commissioner.

Jo Haverkamp, Oregon City


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