By the time November 7 dawns, the 2014 General election will be history and Salem residents will face a new national reality.

Anyone interested in the changes will want to attend the Salem City Club event that Friday at noon, and hear the analysis of Dr. Ed Dover, professor of American National Government and American Constitutional Law in the Department of Political Science at Western Oregon University.

The 2014 election is exciting, firstly, Dover says, “because control of the US Senate is at stake and neither party has emerged as the obvious winner.”

Dover promises that results from Oregon will be intriguing as well.  “Statewide, we have some interesting ballot measures,” he says, “including the most costly campaign in state history (Measure 92), a sweeping change in election laws (Measure 90) and a possible and major new policy on marijuana (Measure 91).”

Local races will not be neglected in the discussion.  “There are an unusually large number of highly competitive elections in the greater Salem area,” Dover says, and he includes several races for the state legislature and county commissioners.

The November 7 event will be hard to surpass for stimulating and thoughtful conversation.  All are welcome at Salem City Club, a local organization which for 47 years has endeavored, in part, “to inform and activate its members and the community in public matters, and to arouse in them an appreciation of the responsibilities of citizenship.”


Salem City Club

Outcomes and Implications: The 2014 General Election

Dr. Ed Dover, Department of Political Science, Western Oregon University

Friday November 7

Luncheon 11:30, Program at noon

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem