Jun 4 2016

Senate!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I last posted here. What a difference a few years make.

Biggest news for me is that for the last few months I have been running for the Oregon Senate. (I never thought a few years ago that I would ever be writing that!)

The very short version of the story is that after working for the last several years on improvements to our democratic systems (eg: redistricting reform, money in politics, different election methods) and ways to educate/engage voters (eg: League of Women Voters Voter Forums, Hack Oregon, “Who Represents You”, Voters Guide work) I realized that what we really need is people inside the Capitol working to make these issues a reality. Although I have had the opportunity to work with some great people in Salem (on both sides of the aisle), far too often elected officials claim that fixing democracy is just “not a priority” at the moment.

Well, for me it is a priority and it has to be on a very short list of top priorities if we’re going to be able to make meaningful progress on all of the other issues we face as a society.

My campaign website is: http://ofsink.today.

Ofsink for Senate 2016!