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On the Ballot

Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.

Her husband is running for office, too, also on the Libertarian ticket. As the article reports, “Kyle is trying to unseat Rep. Joe Gallegos, a Democrat, in House District 30, and Caitlin is looking to upset Sen. Bruce Starr, a Republican, in Senate District 15.”

This is Caitlin’s first time running for office; Kyle tried in 2012, without success. One of their main stumping points is property rights, along with allowing schools to more easily fire teachers, eliminating the state arts and racing commissions and even deleting the regional Urban Growth Boundary. Neither thinks they can win, but they say they hope to bring Libertarian values into the public discourse.

You can read more about Caitlin’s political positions in an essay posted on the Oregon Outpost website.