State rep denounces political violence against Clackamas County Democratic Party

Lotte Thor

The Clackamas County Democratic Party headquarters was vandalized a second time, leaving the building riddled with bullet holes. This follows a previous incident last month where a window was shattered.

All of us deserve to feel safe in our communities — no matter our political party. We must denounce violence in all its forms, and I strongly condemn these acts of vandalism. In a democracy, you show up and debate your case. You voice your concerns and opinions. You work to build consensus and community. You don’t cowardly hide behind acts of terror.

We will not be intimidated. My commitment to House District 40 is to foster a community where we all feel safe. I call on leaders across parties to join us so that these disturbing and undemocratic attacks come to an end.

State Rep. Annessa Hartman, D-Oregon City/Gladstone, was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 2022 after serving on the Gladstone City Council.

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