September 7, 2022

Ideology Shouldn’t Come First


As I make my way around Clackamas County to campaign for commissioner position 5, people often ask why I’m running. I tell them about my track record of advocating for underdogs at the local, state and federal level, including my current stint as a Wilsonville City Councilor. But when they ask me about who is currently in the position I’m …

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April 27, 2022

You Can’t Have It Both Ways

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A controversy that came up in late March was yet another reminder of why I decided to run for Clackamas County Commissioner, Position 5. It demonstrated, again, why the current incumbent is out of touch and supports values that are wrong for the county and its residents. An organization called Reimagine Oregon was formed a couple of years ago and …

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February 16, 2022

Running on Real Results

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Too often in politics these days, we see a lot of virtue signaling and empty symbolic gestures. And while they seem nice on the surface, the reality is that they often accomplish very little, or nothing at all. My approach is much different. I prefer tangible action that helps the vulnerable people who need it the most. And I’m proud …

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December 1, 2021

Ben West – candidate for Clackamas County Commissioner

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Published in Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville Spokesman “I found my responsibility to be a voice of opposition to not only challenge the current council but to make it clear the way we could have as a council done much better than how it ended up transpiring,” Ben West said. Read more… Content credit to Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville …

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December 1, 2021

Ben West runs for Clackamas County Board of Commissioners

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Published in Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville Spokesman “I enjoy public service and find a lot of fulfillment in that, and I think in my first full term on City Council I’ve been able to be effective and learn a lot … and think some of my skill set is conducive to being a county commissioner. I’m looking to serve …

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