|Oregon State Senator Frank Morse, Republican from District 8 covering Albany and Corvallis, will announce on Monday that he will resign from the Oregon State Senate. This action by Senator Frank Morse will not only be a loss to Linn and Benton counties but also to the Oregon Senate. Senator Morse has been in his position for ten years serving constituents with sage wisdom and superior leadership in a time when leadership is so essential.|
Senator Morse, with this action, is evidently expressing the frustration that exists in politics in Oregon and nationally. Nothing seems to be able to be accomplished that will sow the seeds for a positive future. Each side, Republican and Democrat, is unwilling to acknowledge that someone from the other party has the right idea to set our course straight.
Perhaps others in the Oregon State House will get the message that it is time to craft legislation that will make for a better future for all Oregonians. This would be refreshing but I do not hold out hope that those in Salem will get it! Senator Morse will be missed. His eloquence with words, his ability to listen to others and his always professional demeanor should be the template for others in the Oregon State House to emulate.
Senator Morse, thank you for your service over these past ten years. You will surely be missed. Your absence will be felt not only throughout Albany and Corvallis but also throughout the Oregon State House.
There are two years remaining in his term. Linn and Benton County Commissioners will have thirty days to fill the vacancy and must decide on a Republican replacement.