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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.