Our View: EO’s editorial endorsements for November 2020 election

As Nov. 3 draws nearer, some voters have already turned in their ballots. For those who haven’t yet voted, we conclude our series of endorsements with a “Reader’s Digest” version for those who may have missed a few of our previous editorials. For Umatilla County Board of Commissioners, we recommend Dan Dorran. Despite a recent DUII, when considering this year’s crop of commissioner candidates we feel he would be best suited to provide steady leadership for the county and work well with the county’s partners. For Umatilla County Sheriff, we recommend Sheriff Terry Rowan. He is running unopposed. While we wish for a little more transparency from the sheriff’s office, Rowan has the experience to continue making improvements to the department. For Morrow County Board of Commissioners, we recommend Jim Doherty for another term. Doherty has worked hard for his county and won respect on a statewide level in his first term, and we believe he has more to offer. For Morrow County Sheriff, we recommend Sheriff Ken Matlack stay in office. While we believe his travel to discuss federal immigration issues have been a distraction from his job in Morrow County, overall we believe he has done an admirable job of steering his department through the significant challenges of being a rural sheriff’s department with limited resources to cover a large geographical area. For Hermiston City Council, we recommend voters choose incumbents Rod Hardin, Doug Primmer, and David McCarthy, and former Hermiston school board member Maria Duron for […]

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