Category Archive: 2014 Election

Nov 21

The election may be over, but the fight for Forest Grove is not

First of all, I would like to thank each and every one of the 1,758 residents of Forest Grove (per last count) who cast their votes for me in the city council election earlier this month.  I am truly humbled and appreciative of your support.  While I may not have been successful in winning a …

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Oct 21

Keeping Forest Grove from Becoming Hillsboro (or Bethany)

Note: This post was originally written during my run for Forest Grove City Council during the 2014 General Election. One of my biggest concerns about Forest Grove’s future is that we are currently on a trajectory of no return, toward bedroom community status.  I’ve used that phrase “bedroom community” quite a lot in this campaign–I …

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Oct 14

Thoughts on Highway 47 – Part Two

Note as of 12/4/2014: This post was originally written during my run for Forest Grove City Council during the 2014 General Election.  It does, however, cover currently active developments with Highway 47. Thoughts on Highway 47 – Part Two Part Two of my policy essay series on Highway 47 will focus on my stance with …

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Oct 01

Thoughts on Highway 47 – Part One

Note as of 12/4/2014: This post was originally written during my run for Forest Grove City Council during the 2014 General Election.  It does, however, cover currently active developments with Highway 47. The situation with Oregon Highway 47 is one of the two major transportation issues facing Forest Grove, along with our severe lack of …

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Sep 16

22,419-to-1: Forest Grove’s Not-So-Golden Ratio

22,419 to 1. What does this figure mean? It’s a rather dubious figure for Forest Grove, which illustrates one of the major issues facing the city. This ratio represents grocery stores per capita within the city. With a population approximately 22,419 residents, per the 2013 estimates of the US Census Bureau, Forest Grove only has …

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Sep 10

9/9 – Feature in the FG Leader

Edwin Rios at the Forest Grove Leader posted a nice write-up today from our discussion several days ago, about the campaign and my stance on the issues, along with a short video.  You can check it out here. -Alexander