In the race for House District 32 we have two candidates who are newcomers to the state political scene, but one stands literally and figuratively head and shoulders above the other. Logan Laity has been preparing himself for this job throughout his entire young life, and for the past several years of that life, I’ve had the joy and honor to work with him and watch his progress.
As a student at Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC), Logan not only earned the trust of the entire TBCC Student Association as their president, he hit the halls of Salem lobbying and winning support for the Student Success Act, which, when fully in place, will invest one billion dollars every year in K-12 education in our state. Logan also lobbied successfully for Career and Technical Education (CTE) projects like those we see at TBCC and Nestucca High School right in our own communities.
Logan is also a small business owner and community activist, consulting and providing technical support to small businesses, local seniors and non-profits. Working with the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay, Logan recruits volunteers to support first responders and recently helped organize an emergency preparedness event that drew hundreds of emergency volunteers and community members.
Working with Logan as members of the executive branch of the Tillamook County Democrats, I was constantly amazed at how steadfastly he fulfilled his role as Secretary, while researching and uncovering important elements that made all of our jobs easier within the party. As his campaign has progressed, I have been equally amazed (not surprised, but amazed) at how deeply Logan has researched the issues facing us in HD 32 – housing, education, healthcare, sustainable employment and healthy communities – and how broadly he has defined areas where we must work to make lasting improvements.
Logan’s youthful energy, enthusiasm and tireless dedication, coupled with his brilliant analytical abilities, and his engaging and inclusive team-building skills are just what we need in our next State Representative. When we elect him on November 8, Logan will definitely be there, showing up for work every day, just for us.