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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I worked with Ben Westlund as the Oregon Cultural Trust was being launched, after he had skillfully moved the idea through the legislative process. I admit that my first impression of him wasn't that great; he struck me as a glad-handing politician. However, my respect for him grew as I learned just how thoughtful he was and, most importantly, what a big heart he had and how much he really cared about the issues for which he fought. I wish there were more like him in politics today. He was willing to take political risks to do what was right, including going against his party when necessary.
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