Before my friend Max Mania launched his campaign for county commissioner, I was unaware of what this position entailed. I'm sure the same is true for others, and I strongly recommend that folks look over Max's website www.mania4benton.org to get a better understanding of what's involved.
I have known Max personally as someone who shows up and pitches in, ready and willing to help when his community needs him. But reading Max's platform on the website gave me a much greater appreciation for the experience and knowledge he has. I was especially impressed with his priorities: enacting tenant protections, addressing income inequality, fighting climate change locally, developing community partnerships and increasing oversight and accountability.
What impressed me most in Max's platform, though, was his proposal to cut the salary for this position back to the median income in Benton County. That's a proposal of a candidate who sincerely intends to be a catalyst for positive and progressive change in Benton County. Please join me in supporting Max Mania for county commissioner.
Corvallis (Sept. 19)