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Constitution Party’s Mary Starrett running for Yamhill, Oregon County Commission

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Starrett’s return

by Randy Stapilus

“One of the more naturally skillful minor party candidates the Northwest has seen in the last few cycles is Mary Starrett, who ran for governor in 2006 as nominee of the Constitution Party, which takes a conservative view. She was crisp, articulate and highly mediagenic – fitting, since she had years of professional work in Portland broadcasting.

She hasn’t been especially visible politically since (she does have a Facebook page), but now she’s announcing a run for the Yamhill County Commission. The commission is officially non-partisan, but as in so many places the sides are aligned. Two of the commissioners are Republicans (one is a former Republican legislator, and the other the mother of a Republican state senator). The third, Mary Stern, is considered the commission’s Democrat, and she will be Starrett’s target. Stern is broadly thought to be highly popular, and not at all an easy target. At the same time, Starrett may be helped by having to deal with no partisan labels. (Of course, Stern may as well.)

On the county level true, with mostly parochial issues under discussion. But this could be a hot race.

ADDITION Inadvertently not linked to in the original text here, but absolutely should have been – the story on Starrett’s expected entrance showed up first in the McMinnville News-Register.”

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  1. What next, you are going to claim that you are ….

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Vice-Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  2. Don Grundmann Don Grundmann December 9, 2009

    Don Lake – 1) The ” uncharted waters of Herbology ” have been charted by many excellent practitioners from all nations from America to China who have aided countless people around the world and through the centuries in recovering their health in many different circumstances and conditions. Bottom line – herbs work. Your choice if you don’t want to use them. Your choice to be ill or well. I recommend nutrition and herbs to all of my patients as part of a comprehensive program to restore and maintain their best health. If you want to report me to the Chiropractic Board of Examiners for doing so then go ahead. Knock yourself out. If you believe that herbs are ” voodoo medicine ” then that is your problem and not mine. Stay sick while my patients get well. 2) You are the one who mailed a philosophical/religious treatise in support of fisting to me. If you don’t endorse it then A) why mail such a document to anyone, and B) why oppose my complaint ( which is massively documented ) that the homosexual community is teaching such practices to children? 3) You say that you advocate for the health care of veterans. If that were true then you would endorse their treatment with herbology as ” Natural Healing ” and natural health care is in countless cases far superior to pharmaceuticals for not only the restoration of health but its manitainance at peak condition.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Vice-Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  3. And do you [Mister Voodoo Medicine] believe in the scientific method, in logic, in rational inquiry —– cause your web site and your behavior indicate other wise! No wonder your are wandering into the uncharted waters of Herbology! Any refuge for the charlatan and scoundrel!

    [a] We actually are on the same page in many political areas.

    [b] Your lessening grip on reality is apparent in YOUR LIE on my non existent support of ‘fisting’! I have merely called you on YOUR LIE of saying that the same is documented —– out side of your ‘Clock Work Orange’ mentality.

    [c] If you are a competent Doctor of Chiropractic then why does White Rose do so much in herbs? Question Mark! If you are a competent Doctor of Chiropractic then why is your behavior like that of Doctor of Coo Coo? Question Mark!

  4. NewFederalist NewFederalist December 9, 2009

    I just love this site!

  5. Don Grundmann Don Grundmann December 9, 2009

    Don Lake – What will you report me to the Board of Examiners for? Exposing the fraud/lie/hoax of so-called Global Warming? Exposing the hysteria/lies that islands are sinking beneath the waves or that polar bears are dying? Exposing the fake science behind the Global Warming hoax/scam? Exposing the fake ” science ” that you scribble? Opposing your support of fisting and of teaching it to children? Opposing the molestation of children? Opposing the spread of your mental illness? Go ahead. Report me. Call them and tell them that you oppose my political/social/cultural/national views and so that is why you are reporting me. Tell them that I oppose homosexual perversion so you are reporting me. Tell them that I oppose the molesting of children so you are reporting me. I expect you to be first in line with filing a complaint. Just ( for ONCE, just ONCE ) get your facts right. I am not, as you write, a medical practitioner nor do I claim to be nor am I practicing medicine in any way, shape, form, or manner. You will find no one who can honestly state anything differently and neither can you ( with the operative word here, especially for you, being ” honestly ” ). I am a Doctor of Chiropractic. Period.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Vice-Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  6. Citizen1 Citizen1 December 9, 2009

    Based on Oregon election laws and ballot access is there any strategic value in running for this office?

  7. Third Party Revolution Third Party Revolution December 8, 2009

    We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Mary Starrett in her campaign for Yamhill, Oregon County Commission, along with many other third party and independent candidates seeking public offices nationwide, ranging from local to federal levels.

  8. as an anti science medical practitioner on the West Coast whom needs to be reported to


    Board of Chiropractic Examiners
    2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 260
    Sacramento, California 95833-2931
    Telephone (916) 263-5355
    FAX (916) 263-5369
    CA Relay Service TT/TDD (800) 735-2929
    Consumer Complaint Hotline (866) 543-1311

  9. Pro-Pot Anti-Pot Pro-Pot Anti-Pot December 8, 2009

    GreenPartyFan, are you with the Independent Green Party? They are the only other people I’ve heard use the term “conservative green”

  10. Trent Hill Trent Hill December 8, 2009

    I was surprised to see Starrett running again, but mostly I was shocked at the race she chose. This seat seems to be a fairly hard one to get, and it carries with it virtually no prestige or press.

    State legislature would be just as easy of a seat. But if she won, she would make national news for the CP, like Rick Jore in Montana did. Furthermore, basically every move she made–every vote she cast and every bill she wrote–would make news too.

  11. Green Party fan Green Party fan December 8, 2009

    Thanks for story.

    The number of conservative Green Party candidates running continues to grow.

    The latest Green Party conservative running for congress…

    Roger K. Davis believes enough people are unhappy with U.S. Rep. Phil Hare that a fiscally conservative Green Party candidate has a good chance of winning the congressional seat next November.

    Davis, 54, is the Green Party candidate in the 17th District.

    He believes wind, solar, geothermal, and nationwide high speed rail, ethanol and biodiesel should be pursued as part of the national energy policy.

    “I read the Green Party sheet and I thought, well you know, I agree with them…,” Davis said.

    When running for the Quincy City Council in 2005, Davis ran as, and said he remains “a conservative independent green.”

    rest of story here–Davis-120609

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