And now: results from the results...
Local school activists' thumping for the school bond measure is one reason. Bond measure signs were everywhere.
Another reason is Hillsdale Votes!, formed by some of us who in 2002 came to call ourselves "the Hillsdale Peace Walkers" for our Sunday walks to Multnomah Village and back. In 2003, after the invasion of Iraq, we became Hillsdale Votes!, registered voters and got out the vote.
We were slow registering voters this year, but we got our familiar signs out again. They may have reminded a few folks to get their ballots in.
I'll report on those turn-out, and voting figures when they become available.
It's hard to say what the trickle-down effect of the nation Democratic victory will be, but more "butter" and far fewer "guns" would be welcomed. And now that Democrats have control of state government, we may see some serious movement addressing educational funding at all levels.
In the meantime, it's good to remind all our elected officials that "Hillsdale Votes!"