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Letter to the Editor

Mark Gamba for Congress District 5

I am writing this letter in support of Mark Gamba, who is running in our current primaries to unseat longtime incumbent Kurt Schraeder as Representative for our district, District 5. Kurt has long been our representative and I know that he has done some good things. He does however accept large donations from the big corporations which I believe are not truly looking out for the citizens of Oregon. Kurt is not in my opinion a progressive or forward thinking individual. You can read more about him in Mark’s statements in the voters pamphlet.

Mark Gamba on the other hand came late to politics, after spending a very interesting career as a photo-journalist. He has travelled the world and seen things that many of us have not seen or experienced. And he has been the mayor of Milwaukee, Oregon, for five years, where he has established many innovative programs, from an aggressive climate action plan to affordable housing and homelessness issues. You can find out more about him at markgamba.com. and in our voter’s pamphlet.

I spent some time with him recently on a zoom meeting, since we couldn’t all meet in person, and I was impressed by his intelligence, sincerity and compassion for the people and the future of Oregon. And his time as Mayor of Milwaukee proves that he has a great ability to get things done. He clearly realizes the urgency that is needed to keep our planet live-able for our children and grandchildren.

We are quite obviously moving ahead into an uncertain and somewhat scary future, and it seems to me that Mark Gamba is someone we will want to help guide us there.

Bob Llewellyn
Logsden, Oregon

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