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Making it official: Sprenger runs for Linn job

Written September 12th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

You may have read it here first, back on June 14. Today it became official, and that’s why all those people were waiting on the Linn County Courthouse steps in Albany this afternoon.

They were there to hear state Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio, announce she’s running for the Republican nomination to succeed Linn County Commissioner Will Tucker. And that’s what they heard.

Sprenger said she had already filed for the May 19, 2020, Republican primary. Her term in the Oregon House runs through 2020, and she intends to stay in her legislative post until, she hopes, taking office at the county level in January 2021.

Tucker, a Republican, is not running for re-election next year.

All this became known at the Capitol in Salem in June, and here’s what I wrote about it then.

Tucker and Sprenger are rooted in the Lebanon area and have known each other since they were school board members and had other roles in public and community service many years ago.

About 30 people ended up listening to their remarks outside the courthouse this afternoon. Among them was former Sheriff Tim Mueller, who’s been retired for a few years. And of course, Commissioners Roger Nyquist and John Lindsey, also Republicans.

Also in the little crowd, at least for a while, was Stephanie Newton, the Democrat who ran against Lindsey in 2018. (hh)

Sherrie Sprenger, on the top step in background, listens as Will Tucker announces his support for her campaign next year to succeed him in 2021.


Rep. Sherrie Sprenger at the podium.


7 responses to “Making it official: Sprenger runs for Linn job”

  1. J. Jacobson says:

    Sprenger discovered her PERS will get a BIG boost once she leaves State government and starts feeding at the Linn County Trough.

    Talk about Cronyism….from Tucker-to-Sprenger is exactly what Our Fearless Leader, Donnie Trump campaigned against. Of course, that all changed once he made it to DC. Sprenger succeeding Tucker guarantees that Linn County and it’s environs will be firmly locked in the past, seeking solace in the rear view mirror.

    • Al Nyman says:

      Gee JJ. Do you suppose Trump even knows where Linn County is? Get a life and get over your Trump derangement syndrome.

      • hj.anony says:

        Doubt 45 does AL. HE (the ONE) has no $$ making endeavors in Linn County. OH, I forgot to say that he is a lying Con Man. You like?

      • J. Jacobson says:

        TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome

        I am glad that you were able to finally put a name to the disease America is suffering from so mightily. The only cure is at the ballot box, but it is good to finally understand the underlying cause. One anticipates an immediate lifting of all TDS symptoms the day after the November 2020 elections.

  2. J. Jacobson says:

    Reeks of insider cronyism…the kind of thing Conservatives used to abhor.

  3. Bill Kapaun says:

    Comments from members of the Party Of Tolerance.
    What hypocrites!


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