To the Editor:
I recently read a letter to the editor regarding District 10 House Rep. David Gomberg. With Philomath being in District 10 this year with the redistricting, I can’t help but respond.
Rep. David Gomberg did serve as chair on the committee that oversees the Veterans Affairs budget. He did state that the committee voted out a $28 million commitment for the Oregon Veterans Affairs. This did indeed bring a cheer. However, the House of Representatives only passed a $21.4 million budget for the Veterans Affairs. Much less than the $28 million commitment and much less that the voters who overwhelmingly (84%) passed Measure 96 expected.
I have looked at Rep. David Gomberg’s voting record, among others. HB4133 stands out to me as it, in my opinion, undermines the integrity of our elections by allowing voter registration without Oregon State ID.
I have also had the opportunity to speak with David Gomberg. When I asked him why he voted to allow illegal undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses when he knows that Oregon voters had overwhelmingly voted not to, he answered with ” Don’t you think it is better that they have insurance?”
Please vote! Take the time to be an informed voter and vote for who you think is best.