February 24, 2021

Have We Learned Our Lesson?

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Forest management has been one of the most contentious issues in Oregon since the 1990s. The timber industry that helped build this state was maligned under the guise of protecting the endangered spotted owl. That industry became more and more restricted over time, with environmental groups claiming a series of victories along the way. However, the reality of what has…

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February 10, 2021

Freefall from the Free-For-All

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A simple drive on the freeway through Portland and the sight of all its homeless camps confirms what many have suspected for a long time—the tendency in this state towards the legalization of drugs has come with tremendous consequences for individuals, families and all of society. My fear is that the passage of Measure 110 in last November’s general election…

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November 25, 2020

Yvonne K – Testimonial

Thank you Thank you!! For speaking out about this holiday lockdown. Its Ridiculous!! I want to live in a Free America, where we are FREE to make our own decisions! Thank you for having the guts to speak the TRUTH!  You have a lot of support out here. Keep it up. Enjoy your family as much as I will be…

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November 25, 2020

John F – Testimonial

As a long time Clackamas county resident, I moved here  (from Multnomah county,  to get away from he insanity of irresponsible government. Tootie has been a bastion of the Oregon self reliance ideal that multigenerational Oregonians support. Fearless and outspokenness are qualities I admire and she has them in abundance.

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November 19, 2020

Jeff H – Testimonial

What a refreshing breath of fresh air. Oregon is in dire need of some common sense. I grew up in rural Oregon on a farm, graduated from the University of Oregon and went on to a successful national career. It sickens me to see what has happened in Oregon. I have great insights into Oregonians. I went on quite a…

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November 19, 2020

Diana D – Testimonial

AMEN for your statements in Tucker Carlson.  Thank you for standing up for the people of Oregon and the rights of families. God Bless You, Tootie 

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November 13, 2020

A Thanksgiving Reboot

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By Tootie Smith Growing up on a generational farm in south Clackamas County, our Thanksgivings were filled with food, family and football. My mother was a cook extraordinaire. Our small flock of relatives traveled to our farmhouse not so much for the delight of being with each other as it was for my mother’s cooking. That was always the hook.…

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May 21, 2020

My Vision for Clackamas County and Its Future

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The last few weeks that I’ve spent campaigning in person and online have given me the chance to think about what kind of future I would like to see for Clackamas County and its residents. It’s important for leaders to have a road map in mind so they can set the right priorities and determine if progress is being made.…

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