Wilsonville, OR – The Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, Bill Currier, himself the small town Mayor of the City of Adair Village, near Corvallis, slammed ads being paid for by the Democrat Party of Oregon (DPO) which are attacking Lori Chavez-DeRemer, the candidate for House District 51 and current Happy Valley Mayor, using false statements about her handling of city funds.
The DPO ads claim Mayor DeRemer “spent our tax dollars on herself to play golf, ride in limos and take trips to places like San Francisco, Austin and Nashville,” generically citing the City of Happy Valley as the source of the information. However, these claims are not backed up by any council minutes and were proven false by the City of Happy Valley in 2016, back when the Democrats first made the claims.
“The allegations made in the ad by the Democratic Party of Oregon have been proven false by the City of Happy Valley. It is beneath even the DPO to engage in such outright slander just to win an election,” said Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier. “Sadly, such prolific spreading of falsehoods to try and destroy good, honest public servants is the new normal for the Democrat smear machine. The DPO ads should end, corrections should be issued, and an apology should be issued by the DPO to Mayor DeRemer.”
As reported in the Oregon Catalyst, a bipartisan coalition of over 16 mayors from across Oregon signed a letter denouncing the false ads and calling for their removal from the airwaves. Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway stated, “Simply put, these ads are false and misleading. As Mayors, we work hard every day to hear the issues and concerns of our citizens. Deceitful attacks like these have no place in politics, and it insults the intelligence of voters.”
“As a small town mayor myself, I know just how important it is for everyone to rely on facts to deliver results for our constituents,” added Chair Currier. “The DPO’s false ads are a clear sign that the dishonest Democrat power brokers don’t think Representative Bynum can win reelection on the issues or compete with Mayor Chavez-Deremer’s strong record of results in Happy Valley.”
“Voters now have the perfect opportunity to hold the DPO and Representative Bynum accountable for their blatantly dishonest ads by electing Lori Chavez-Deremer as State Representative for House District 51.”
The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to promoting Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.
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