On this episode James and Nick welcome Deanna Rusch who serves on the Clark County Commission Review Board and is a former Camas, WA city councilor. We discuss what it's like being across the river from Portland and some of the differences between Washington and Oregon politics.
James and Nick welcome Stuart Hall who has been involved in Oregon politics for decades to discuss Ranked Choice Voting. I think it's valuable to discuss some alternate methods of counting ballots so that our elected officials more accurately represent the majority of voters.
On this episode we welcome Rep Shelly Boshart Davis to talk redistricting. Rep. Davis is the vice chair of the house redistricting committee and gives us an inside look at the issues surrounding redistricting during COVID and the blatant gerrymandering that has affected Oregon for the past 20 years.
James and Nick are joined by Allen Alley. Allen is former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, candidate for Treasurer and for Governor. Allen hosts a podcast Alley & Pasero which airs live on Facebook Sundays at 8:30am and is available on all your favorite podcasting services.
James and Nick welcome Jeff Stone, Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries to talk about his experience working for Sen. Bob Packwood, immigration, and agriculture.
James and Nick are joined by Mayor Stan Pulliam of Sandy, OR. Mayor Stan has been in the news recently for leading the #NewYearsDay movement to reopen businesses ahead of the Governor's mandate.
James and Nick welcome Rep. Suzanne Weber, the newly elected representative from House District 32 representing the area in and around Tillamook, OR and Adam Schwend her campaign manager and chief of staff.
James and Nick felt the need to discuss the events of January 6, 2021 where Trump supporters storm the Capitol in Washington DC. We fully and completely denounce the violence taking place in our nation's capitol today.
James and Nick welcome Rohan Gulati and Kyle Henson from Nick's old podcast "Unnecessary and Proper" to bring a crossover episode "Rational and Proper". We talk about the future of the GOP and how National politics are different from Oregon politics and the strategies needed to win each.
James and Nick welcome Jim Fitzhenry, a prominent local businessman and former staffer to Sen. Mark Hatfield and Pres. George H. W. Bush. We discuss Oregon's relationship to business and how our Democratic leaders are driving business away from the state with their poorly thought-out tax policies.
Dr. Lisa Reynolds is the Representative Elect for House District 36 (James' Democratic opponent). Dr. Reynolds is a pediatrician in Washington County who cut her political teeth fighting to reduce gun violence and promoting early childhood wellbeing.
Our guest this episode is Aaron Withe, national director of The Freedom Foundation, an organization that seeks to educate public employees about their rights regarding union membership.
Shelly Boshart Davis represents Oregon House District 15 which includes parts of Linn and Benton counties. Boshart Davis grew up in rural Oregon and is proud to represent agriculture and transportation in the Oregon Legislature.
Scott Jorgensen worked on staff for the late Secretary of State Dennis Richardson and authored a book titled "Our Friend Dennis" available on Amazon or at the Rainier Public Library. We talk policy, the current SoS race, and about the book.
This is a special podcast without Nick because James met up with Sean Scorvo, Democratic candidate for HD23. This episode turned into a 1-on-1 conversation between a Democrat running in a heavily Republican district and a Republican running in a heavily Democratic district.
Nick is on vacation, so James sat down with Jacob Vandever and Xander Almeida to take on the 6th article of the Democratic Party of Oregon's platform.
James and Nick were able to sit down with Nick Smith, Executive Director of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities, a nonprofit that describes themselves as grassroots coalition that supports the need for active, sustainable forest management.