TNG voices.jpg

Support local journalism by subscribing today! Click Here to see our current offers.

I guess we could call Dick Anderson the million dollar Senator. Actually, according to the state, $954,320.74 was spent on his election campaign by Republicans and supporters.

He is the third senator elected from Lincoln County in the last 40 years. Senator Del Isham, who was also the mayor of Lincoln City, and Senator John Brenneman, who was mayor of Newport. They both became lobbyists in Oregon following their time in office.

In Lincoln County, where Anderson was well known, he only received 41% of the votes for Senator.

Hugh amounts of money was spent on billboard, tv ads, mailers, and large signs placed along highways in the counties in the 5th District.

I guess his legacy would be that under his leadership the City government has now purchased millions of dollars of property which has been taken off the tax rolls which placed additional taxes on the taxpayers.

The City and the Urban Renewal currently own 348 properties with a total value of $79.048.240 on which no taxes are paid.

We hope there will be change!

Jerry Warner,

Lincoln City


Online Poll

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

1. Be Civil. No bullying, name calling, or insults.
2. Keep it Clean and Be Nice. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
3. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
4. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
5. Be Proactive. Let us know of abusive posts. Multiple reports will take a comment offline.
6. Stay On Topic. Any comment that is not related to the original post will be deleted.
7. Abuse of these rules will result in the thread being disabled, comments denied, and/or user blocked.