Election 2021 Precinct Maps

I still have a good bit of work to do cleaning up these maps and adding more detail, more election results, more analysis… …but I couldn’t help hitting “Publish” early so that all of you can get immediate access to what I have so far. What would you like me to prioritize next? Drop me […]

The lying is a problem.

Honesty is a good thing to model for young students. For some, though, winning at all costs seems to matter more. Newspapers shy away from using the word “lie” because it’s hard to know whether someone is knowingly spreading a mistruth or doing so out of sincere ignorance. Some lies are so inherently malicious that […]

Crank candidates double down on ignoring hate – now with Republican endorsements!

Gregg Henton is running as part of a joint campaign with Maria Lopez-Dauenhauer, Wendy Imel, and Jon Haffner. They call themselves “School Board 2021” and a PAC called United 4 Education foots the bill. On Thursday, Lopez-Dauenhauer posted tweets (screenshot in sidebar) seemingly of disapproval as Henton’s tweets gained traction in the community. These were […]

Gregg Henton is an angry comments guy

Language warning This post reproduces social media posts from a school board candidate containing NSFW and hateful language. This post includes updates below What kind of behavior is appropriate for a school board member? Only two people are vying for Position 4 on the Bend-La Pine School Board: One candidate, Shirley Olson, spent her career […]

Bend school board candidates talking race on Fox News

We finally found the school board candidates who have been refusing to participate in public events or answer to the public! They’re on Fox News! Maria Dauenhauer and Wendy Imel are half of a bloc of crank candidates running for Bend-La Pine School Board this year. Traditionally, candidates appear at several public events to present […]

Back of the napkin GIS sketch on redistricting

Hypothetical House Districts

Any talk of redistricting needs to focus on giving Central Oregon more coherent representation. Bend grew astronomically since 2010, but so did the surrounding areas. Current legislative maps feature silly districts – the city of Sisters is in a Senate District (SD) that touches both the Washington and Nevada borders; La Pine is squeezed into […]

Redistricting is coming!

Census population data will be delayed until later this year, but the map files were posted online last month. Find new maps at the Census website here.