2007 election endorsements

The Outlook editorial board's picks for the Nov. 7 election

Here is a recap of The Outlook's endorsements for local contested races and measures, and for selected statewide measures and races

Non-partisan offices:

Gresham Mayor: Shane Bemis

Gresham Council Position 4: Richard Stratern

Gresham Council Position 6: Carol Nielsen-Hood

Troutdale Council Position 1: Marianne Vier

Troutdale Council Position 3: Norm Thomas

Troutdale Council Position 5: Matthew Wand

Partisan offices:

Governor: Ted Kulongoski (D)

3rd Congressional District: Earl Blumenauer (D)

House District 49: Karen Minnis (R)

House District 50: John Lim (R)

House District 52: Patti Smith (R)

Local Measures:

Measure 26-80, Metro green spaces: YES

Measure 26-81, five-year county library levy: YES

Measure 26-83, bonds for Mt. Hood Community College: YES

Measure 26-88, bonds for Reynolds School District: YES

Selected statewide measures:

Ballot Measure 41, changes income tax deduction: NO

Ballot Measure 44, lowers prescription drug prices: YES

Ballot Measure 45, re-enacts term limits: NO

Ballot Measure 48, establishes state spending limit: NO