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Chris Edwards for Oregon.

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I am the wife of a man who wants to make a difference. Who wants to change "politics as usual" with a common sense, back to basics approach to governance. His campaign site is now live - check it out here: chrisedwardsfororegon.com.


Chris is running for the Oregon House of Representatives, District 14. Ours is a district of 55,000 people - a mirror of Oregon as a whole: a little bit downtown, a little bit rural/small towns, largely suburban. We love where we live. We love the school that Simon attends. We love the neighborhoods and community activism. And yet, there are things we would like to see changed in our area, in our state, and worldwide.


Change begins right here, with us - with Chris.


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Chris is a door to door man. His passion is people - face to face discussions about issues and needs. Sometimes the door is quickly closed and other times a wonderful back and forth conversation ensues.


He started going door to door last December and estimates that he has knocked on nearly two-thousand doors in our district so far. His goal is to hit 10,000 doors by November.


Chris received strong support in his primary election - overall he received more votes than his incumbent opponent. A great showing for someone that has spent no money advertising yet (except for lawn signs).


Current fundraising efforts have been focused on individuals rather than special interest groups. He has been endorsed by people from teachers to timber workers, from nurses to banking executives, from life artists to wine makers, from truckers to professors. It has been so cool seeing support come in from so many diverse people, friends and family, and from people who have met Chris and can see his passion and believe in his ability to make a difference.


Check out his site. Read about his philosopy & issues. And if you are so inclined to make a donation to his campaign (and you are a US citizen) - any amount is appreciated - go here. And if you live in our area we would love to have you volunteer as well.


And, in advance, thank you for your generosity & support for someone who is attempting to live their passion.


PS: If you live in Oregon, a donation of $100 for couples filing jointly can be taken as a tax credit (that is a dollar for dollar reduction in the amount you owe).

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  1. Amy says…
    05/24/2006

    I'm not in Oregon, but man, I wish he was running for office in Maine - I'd vote for him. We need more canidates with his vision in government offices everywhere. Wishing you both the best.
    Amy

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  2. Christi Nowell says…
    05/24/2006

    Good luck to you and Chris on his campaign. I wish that we had someone like him in Texas.

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  3. Rachel says…
    05/24/2006

    Go Chris!!!! :)

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  4. Andrea says…
    05/24/2006

    Ali, You must be so proud!! I'm so glad to see that a guy who seems to have it right is running for office! His website looks great (and sounds great)-- my donation has been made! I know that campaigns are expensive and I hope that my contribution can help...
    Andrea

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  5. Debbie Preissinger says…
    05/24/2006

    Best Wishes to you & Chris. Doing the Door to door will help. One thing that I admire about one of our local judges is that he tries to remember everyone name. For me that would be hard but it shows he cares about the people. I'm cheering for you both!!

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  6. corinne delis says…
    05/24/2006

    Chris is going to win this I feel it. He has such a cincere look and if you can share your passion to the world you can climb mountains. I so believe we are here on this earth to learn and fullfil our goal. I strongly believe that when you find something that makes your heart sing every moment you think of it, you have found your goal in life. many people are too afraid to listen too it, but when you do the whole univers around you is working with you so happy that you have found your way Chris. aaaah hope this makes sense,lol. He is a good man!
    corinnexxx

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  7. Mary Rogers says…
    05/24/2006

    Good Luck to you and Chris. This will forever change your lives. It seems like you have the support you are going to need, so I will offer you my strength. Politics can be tough Ali. I only wish the Best for you both.
    xoxo
    Mary

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  8. CraftTeaLady says…
    05/24/2006

    Being a girl born and bred in PDX (now living in the Columbia River Gorge) I know there is need of good, strong politicians... esp in OR.
    Can your life get any more harried or busy girl? Wow!
    Congrats to Chris for taking his stand and throwing his hat in the ring. Can't wait to see how the polls come in. :)

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  9. cindy says…
    05/24/2006

    Go Chris! Love the sign..going to check out the site. :-)

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  10. Angi says…
    05/24/2006

    So exciting! Wish I could vote in OR :) I'll be following along and keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!

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  11. Sarah says…
    05/24/2006

    All too often the only race that gets much attention from the electorate is the presidential one. It is hard to convince people that it STARTS at the local level. That if good, passionate people are not supported and encouraged to become involved and make a difference, we will be stuck with the lesser of two evils for president. Change happens from the bottom up before it can happen from the top down.
    Kudos to Chris for putting himself out there and participating in the process. It is too easy to watch from the sidelines (and I include myself in that group); it takes heart and guts to step up. I respect him (and you) for participating.
    Go Chris!

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  12. Marie says…
    05/24/2006

    I wish good luck to your husband. I lived in Eugene while my husband attended the U of O. I am from WA though and I remember the first time that I registered to vote in OR. I don't believe that I am still registered in Lane County, my DH is military and so we aren't there anymore. Good luck on the race. We love Oregon and hope to come home to it.

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  13. Robin C. says…
    05/24/2006

    Ali: Wow! Good luck to Chris! He is pursuing his passion - what a great example for Simon!

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  14. slruefer says…
    05/24/2006

    Hi Ali. Best of Luck to Chris! I read the issues page on the web site and really wish he were running here in Iowa! Chris seems down to earth and has a common sense approach to the issues. He is also running the type of campaign I would imagine myself running, get out, meet the people and don't rely on special interest groups and sound bites. If I lived in Oregon I would volunteer in a heartbeat. This will be the first time keep an eye on a state race not in Iowa. GooD Luck!

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  15. Sam says…
    05/24/2006

    You are such a busy family! Your drive and work ethic is truly inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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  16. brianna says…
    05/24/2006

    Ali,
    Best of luck to you and Chris. It sounds like he really knows what's going on it Oregon and the rest of the country. If I lived in Oregon, he would have my vote.

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  17. katie says…
    05/24/2006

    go Chris!!! I wish you the best! Our country needs more people to care!

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  18. Joy says…
    05/24/2006

    Ali girl, you never cease to make me think. I am so proud of Chris for stepping up to the plate. I wish you both the best. Make sure to tell Chris we are rooting for him! I can't wait to hear how the story plays out. I'd elect him! He needs to come over to TN! Have a wonderful week.

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  19. Claudine Hemingway says…
    05/24/2006

    I live in Oregon but not in Eugene, wish I could vote for him down there. Wiishing Chris all the best. I checked his website and totally agree with everything he is saying. Just wish the rest of the contry could be more like Oregon!

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  20. denise sanner says…
    05/24/2006

    ali . . . wow - can you all move to Pennsylvania - we need someone like Chris here too. someone with the common sense issues as his platform. actually . . .you stay right there in Oregon - let Chris move on up the ranks and then we will all get the chance to vote for him for President! I love his philosophy on the door to door campaign - anyone who has his vision and his concern for the people - enough to do that would get my vote. And . . .I got all teary eyed when his picture with Simon popped up on my screen. You can just feel the love! My best to you all, Denise

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  21. Tina says…
    05/24/2006

    Go Chris Go, best of luck!!!

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  22. Julia says…
    05/24/2006

    I love seeing our generation taking the intiative to *make change* in local politics. Without community changes, states won't change, the country won't change, the world won't change. Chris is doing such important work and is to be commended.

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  23. kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu says…
    05/24/2006

    I am sure Chris is Amazing at what he does, but I bet if he wore a big button that said "My wife Ali Edwards is a Scrapbooker" He would get a few more votes! :)

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  24. Susan Opel says…
    05/24/2006

    Way to BE Chris Edwards! Get out there and fight the fight!
    What Julia said! Isn't she the coolest?
    PS - Love the pic of you three on the bio page - too nifty!

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  25. Brad says…
    05/24/2006

    Good luck to my favorite Democrat! :) I am confident that you will pull off the win!!

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