Do Keizer voters not like libraries, or, is it they don’t like paying fees? That will have to be addressed by the Keizer Community Library and the City of Keizer. Measure 24-468 was defeated in the Nov. 8 election by a 10-point margin. If approved, it would have added a[Read More…]
Author: Lyndon Zaitz
Library measure fails
Measure 24-468 was defeated by a 55%-45% margin in Tuesday’s election. If approved the measure would have added a $2.50 per month fee to city services bills to fund a public library.
Currently Keizer residents have the all-volunteer Keizer Community Library, housed at the Keizer Cultural Center.The $2.50 fee would have generated about $400,000 per year which would have funded a professional librarian and a children’s librarian.
Thatcher earns third term
Republican Kim Thatcher was elected to her third term as a state senator for District 11 in Tuesday’s election over challenger Democrat Richard Walsh.
Election results from the Secretary of State’s office as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, showed Thatcher with 53.17% (15,702 votes) to Walsh’s 46.61% (13,809 votes). There was also a handful of write-ins.
Mannix wins closer than expected race
Republican Kevin Mannix won his race for state House District 21 against Democrat Ramiro Navarro.
Returns as of Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, showed Mannix winning 51.7% (9,521 votes) against 45.6% (8,377 votes) for Navarro. Libertarian candidate Michael Morrow won 2.5% (467 votes).
Need a volunteer? Ask a busy person
One of 70 Oregon Red Cross volunteers, Fuller answered the call for help. The organization has a list of hundreds of disaster relief volunteers from around the country who can respond to natural disasters including tornadoes and floods. He had a business obligation first, so he packed up the supplies he needed and headed to the east coast.
Mannix for District 21
Keizer voters will choose between two candidates for state House District 21 in the general election: the former state rep- resentative, Republican Kevin Mannix, and Democrat Ramiro Navarro.
The race for Oregon Senate District 11 is a campaign of local titans: incumbent Kim Thatcher, the Republican candidate versus Richard Walsh, local attorney and former Keizer city councilor.
City Council is next step for Soraida Cross
Soraida Cross now has the time to do what she loves: serve her community and others.
The northwest Keizer resident is running for Keizer City Council, Position 4 in the November general election. Though she is unopposed in her campaign, she said she is running as if she had opposition.
Husseman wants to join council
Husseman says he is running because he wants to serve his community.
“I don’t want to sit on the sidelines in an observational role,” said Husseman. “I’ve speculated what kind of positive changes can made in the world. This is a test for me. I can serve with people I grew up with.”
Easy day for City Council Monday
A light agenda met the Keizer City Council at its Monday, Oct. 17, meeting.
There were no public hearings, but the council took actions on fee waivers and granting money to the Keizer Cultural Center for new windows.