Jeff Golden wins state Senate bid
Michael and Barbara Steely: Vote for Golden
BY AARON ALLEN November 07, 2018
Surrounded by friends, family, and hard working contributors Golden spoke with honest gratitude. The room erupted with every task and vision he proposed. After a solid year of campaigning Jeff Golden's goal is now his reality. Salem awaits.
Barry Peckham: Take it seriously
By Michael and Barbara Steely | Ashland Daily Tidings | October 29, 2018
You’ve probably heard it said that turnout for mid-term elections tends to be lackluster. No doubt you’ve also heard this particular mid-term is an extremely important election, and that is true.
Our local race for the state Senate could determine whether or not Oregon continues the progressive legacy promoted by Dr. Alan Bates, especially in expanded access to health care and addressing the crisis of climate change.
Jeff Golden has in-depth knowledge of the issues in addition to valuable experience. Even if Jessica Gomez claims to hold similar positions, her party definitely does not and freshman senators are expected to toe their line. Unlike Jessica, Jeff has not accepted any PAC money and is beholden only to us.
Washington is paralyzed. If we hope to improve our offspring’s quality of life, we need to start at the local level. Vote for Jeff Golden: it’s up to us.
Barb Barasa: Golden acts for us
By Barry Peckham | Ashland Daily Tidings | October 29, 2018
Hopefully future generations won’t look back on history and say: “I wish voters in 2018 had taken seriously the impact of climate change.” In order to avoid that, we must vote for candidates who are committed to meeting the challenge and supporting a government response.
Rebecca Gyarmathy: Voting for Golden
By Barb Barasa | Ashland Daily Tidings | October 12, 2018
Jeff Golden does his homework, knows the issues, has worked with governmental agencies and will work for us. He has been an active member of our community for decades (Jefferson Exchange, Abundance Swap) and knows how to effect meaningful change.
Jack Leishman: Vote for Golden
By Rebecca Gyarmathy | Ashland Daily Tidings | October 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Jeff Golden, refusing to take any corporate or PAC money, wants to address climate and forest concerns and supports a woman’s right to choose. He is consistent on these issues and has been for decades.
No easy answers in climate debate
By Jack Leishman | Ashland Daily Tidings | October 11, 2018
A vote for Jeff Golden is a vote for a healthier Oregon and a healthier planet for all of us now, and for future generations.
Donna Hertz: Golden is prepared
In a climate-based debate Monday for legislative candidates, Democratic Senate nominee Jeff Golden and Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, said the long-debated Clean Energy Jobs bill will be passed next year by Democratic majorities.
Bonnie Johnson: Support Golden
Mail Tribune | May 5, 2018
To distinguish between pre-packaged, unprepared candidates and those who are knowledgeable enough to deserve being elected, it’s best to see the people up close and watch them respond to challenging questions. I recently had such an opportunity at a forum for Democratic State Senate candidates.
Paul Brown: Golden the best choice
Daily Tidings, May 1, 2018
Sometimes voters get confusing or misleading information in voters’ pamphlets, and this is the best way to verify for ourselves. I was puzzled by the Sierra Club endorsement of one candidate when I knew Jeff Golden was the most experienced and effective choice for the environment. I called the Portland Sierra Club office to find out how they had made this mistake. They apologized for being short-staffed and for not tracking down a response from Jeff, who had been traveling outside the country when they sent their survey.
B. Steely: Golden for change
Mail Tribune, April 30, 2018
Of course, Kevin Stine would like Jeff Golden to step out of the race for the Senate District 3 seat. Golden is the best candidate for that position and has name recognition. He has written of his political position for many years. Of the other candidates, he is the only one I feel I know.
Whom to Vote For: State Senate for Medford-Ashland
Mail Tribune | April 23
Many of us lament the effects of money in politics, “money as free speech.” Jeff has decided that the only way to change is to change by not accepting money from any organization, PAC or business, even those with whom he agrees. Of course, that means that he needs more dollars from us — ordinary voters. I choose to support the change I wish to see. I am voting for Jeff Golden.
Sam Alvord: Voting Golden
Jeff Golden gets Peter Sage’s endorsement.
“Golden knows a lot, both about the issues and about Salem politics, having been Chief of Staff to the former state senate president. That means a lot to me and I suspect many other voters, but I recognize its limitations. Legislative bodies want loyal soldiers, not independent thinkers. I expect to vote for Jeff Golden because I favor the muddling and complications of a few independent thinker and Golden would be one of those, not a soldier.”
Brenda Blair: When will Dems learn?
Mail Tribune | April 28, 2018
I endorse Jeff Golden for reasons already presented on this page. He deported himself with dignity and fairness as a county commissioner when the Medford lumber companies were selling out and he was offering helpful solutions for labor, management and the land. He gives blood at Red Cross drives.
Pat Gordon: Getting the $ out
Mail Tribune | April 25, 2018
Isn’t it curious how time and again nationwide the Democratic Party “finds” ways of discrediting truly progressive candidates, i.e. those candidates who vow not to take PAC money and be beholden to vested interests?
Ron Hertz: Golden for State Senate
Mail Tribune | April 21
How do we get big money out of politics? Vote.
Peggy Moore: Supporting Golden
Mail Tribune | April 21
Jeff Golden understands the need for progressive, pragmatic state leadership, especially in these times of chaos in Washington. When it comes to pushing for universal health care, responsibly addressing climate change or creating programs that lessen economic injustice, Jeff could become a powerful, effective voice in Salem.
Eric Dittmer: Supporting Golden
Mail Tribune | April 18
Jeff Golden will make a significant contribution to Southern Oregon if we send him to Salem.
David Lane: Vote for Golden
Mail Tribune | April 14
I’ve known Jeff since the mid 1980′ when he was a county commissioner.
I appreciated how Jeff spent the time necessary to understand a variety of complex issues and his strong support of our environment. He did his homework. I found him to be caring and open to differing opinions.
Up Close, with Peter Sage
Mail Tribune | April 13
Umm ... I have a confession to make: In past elections, when I didn’t know much about any of the candidates, I’d look at the Voters’ Pamphlet. I figured that if “good” organizations were supporting a candidate, then I could vote for that person. But, this time there is one candidate for Senate District 3 who is not accepting any money from PACs, corporations or special interests. What I didn’t know was — if you don’t agree to accept their money, then you do not get their endorsement. This candidate isn’t willing to accept this trade-off because those endorsements and contributions always come with strings attached. Even the “good” organizations will make demands.
Jeff Golden is at the top of his game, continuing to re-affirm his brand as clearly the most informed and nuanced communicator of the candidates, comfortable with his positions and comfortable communicating them. Wednesday night he made the point that being effective in Salem is not simply about voting "yes" or "no" in a final vote. By the time things get to a final vote, it is too late, he said. Making a real difference requires sufficient command of the material, including its history and nuances and unintended consequence. He made this point while showing both command of the material and the ability to frame it. He speaks in complete sentences and organized paragraphs, and does so extemporaneously and in real time. One can picture him talking with peers in the State Senate, being persuasive and effective, or explaining policies on national television news shows. Forums like this show off Golden's strengths.