Projection? Deborah Kafoury complains a voter guide ID’ing her as pro life is a political dirty trick

HT Bruce McCain


Deborah Kafoury is a member of one of Oregon’s most visible political clans. For decades, Steve, Greg, Gretchen, Deborah and a few more I have forgotten, have represented the low hanging fruit on the far left side of Oregon’s political family tree.

The family is more prolific than the Bushes. It’s more numerous than Bill Clinton’s sexual conquests. The Kennedy clan’s far left piety has nothing on the Kafoury church of the far left.

Kafoury clan members grow up believing a government job is their birth right.

One thing the Kafoury clan would never be confused of being is in any way standing for traditional family values–except theirs, that is. 

Abortion on demand for all 41 weeks of pregnancy? Hell yes. 

A typo in a family friendly voters guide by the Oregon Family Council, however, has the candidate for Multnomah County Chair upset and running to the reliably sympathetic media for help.

The guide identifies Kafoury as being pro life. She fears if voters come to believe she might possibly have respect for the life of a baby they’ll have no respect for her.  Willamette Week reports she’s now complained to state elections officials,

“With voters having ballots in hand,” writes Jillian Schoene, Kafoury’s campaign manager, “the intent here is clear: falsely represent Ms. Kafoury’s position on key issues that put her in direct conflict with the voters of Multnomah County, thus harming her candidacy for chair.”

The elections commission has told Kafoury it has no jurisdiction over the issue but the courts do, telling Willamette Week,

“ORS 260.532 requires an aggrieved party to pursue their claim in court,” writes Alicia J. Cox of the elections division. “It is not a statute enforced through our office.”

Kafoury calls the typo a political dirty trick considering voters already have their ballots in hand. Kafoury’s pro abortion stance is the only mistake on the voter guide. The Oregon Family Council says it did not make the mistake on purpose. 

It sounds like Deborah Kafoury herself is perhaps the biggest mistake on the voters guide.


2 Responses

  1. If you believe, Kafoury is far left; Franseconi her opponent is trying to out left her in this campaign. And this is our two choices for Chair of Multnomah County. I personally believe Kafoury is the lesser of the evils, and how revolting is this. When I have attended Multnomah County Commission Board meetings and complained about intrusive governance; Kafoury and most of the other members (stoned out Cogen aside), look like they could bite your head off for just showing up.

    1. It’s not whether I “believe” Kafoury is far left; it’s just a fact. Francesconi used to have a head on his shoulders regarding how the city works. The politicos in Portland forget there are others who live there who don’t share their beliefs.