Letter to the Editor:

Aaron Woods for state Senate

As a past Clackamas County Commissioner and Wilsonville Mayor, and current City Councilor, I understand the challenges of expanding access to affordable housing, and the importance of creating pathways to good jobs. A priority of mine is to maintain the livability of our cities while preserving our rural lands.

Achieving these objectives requires collaboration between state and local government. Aaron Woods is the right person for Senate District 13. As a City of Wilsonville planning commissioner who previously served on the Development Review Board, Aaron is experienced balancing land use goals like agriculture, natural resources and housing while emphasizing citizen participation. He is committed to careful planning, housing affordability and preserving our livability.

Aaron also serves on the Clackamas Community College Board and on state and national community college committees. He has expertise in workforce development and career and technical education. He knows the importance of creating pathways to family wage careers.

After an outstanding career in IT, another one of Aaron’s legislative priorities is to provide high speed Internet access for every Oregonian.

Aaron has the expertise and collaborative skills to address the challenges we face in Senate District 13. Please join me in voting for Aaron Woods.

~Charlotte Lehan,