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I believe Max Mania is the best candidate for Benton County commissioner.

As an immigrant to this country, it is important to me that my government representatives support minorities from different races, religions, and nationalities. I learned about and joined the American Civil Liberties Union after the 2016 election, and I recently learned that Max has been involved in the ACLU for over two decades. This tells me he's been an active supporter of our civil rights for a long time.

As I've talked to Max, seen him at different events and places, and learned more about his history through his blog (, I feel he's a person with integrity who means what he says and "walks the talk." Max thinks and plans, and has the good of the community in mind.

His idea of tying the commissioners' salary to the median income of the county is brilliant because it shows that he views the role of a commissioner as a servant of the public. They should only get rewarded if the people they are representing as a whole are getting a better life.

I hope others will join me in voting for Max Mania in November.

Kaveh Karimi

Corvallis (Sept. 19)

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