Archive for October, 2008

Ballot Measure Debates


The Brown Club of Oregon is pleased to sponsore an evening of debate featuring this November’s ballot measures.

If you couldn’t make the event you can listen to the event online.

  • 56 - Repeal the double majority on all elections
    • Pro: Scott Bailey, former President of Community & Parents for Public Schools
    • Con: Don McIntire, President of Taxpayer Association of Oregon
  • 57 - Sentencing for drug and property crimes
    • Pro: John Kroger, Attorney General Candidate, Lewis & Clark Law Professor
    • Con: Steve Doell, President of Crime Victims United
  • 58 - Limit foreign language instruction in public schools
    • Pro: Rick Hickey, Chair of English for the Children & Dr. Rosalie Porter from the Read Institute
    • Con: Otto Schell, Oregon PTA Director of Legislative Activities
  • 59 - Add a state deduction for federal income taxes
    • Pro: Russ Walker, Oregon State Director of FreedomWorks
    • Con: Mike Leachman, Senior Policy Analyst for Oregon Center for Public Policy
  • 60 - Teacher pay based on classroom performance
    • Pro: Jeff Kropf, former Legislator, talk radio show host, school board member
    • Con: Dana Hepper, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator of Stand for Children
  • 61 - Mandatory minimum prison sentences
    • Pro: Steve Doell, President of Crime Victims United President
    • Con: John Kroger, Attorney General Candidate, Lewis & Clark Law Professor
  • 62 - Allocate 15% of lottery proceeds to public safety fund
    • Alex Gardner: District Attorney elect for Lane County
    • Con:
  • 63 - Eliminate building permits for improvements < $35,000
    • Pro: Bill Sizemore, Founder of Taxpayers United
    • Con: Tim Birr, retired Division Chief of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
  • 64 - Prohibit public-employee unions from donating to political campaigns
    • Pro: Bill Sizemore, Founder of Taxpayers United
    • Con: Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner
  • 65 - Create open primary elections
    • Pro: Phil Keisling, former Secretary of State
    • Con: Paul Gronke, Political Science Chair for Reed College
  • Download the event handout for complete event details and speaker bios.