|Former Clackamas County Chairwoman|
Lynn Peterson was appointed today by
Washington Governor Jay Inslee as the
new Secretary of Transportation.
Berschauer's newest venture is Leona Consulting, a political consulting company. She has recently struck out on her own after a turbulent exit from the Oregon Transformation Project. Her first appearance as Leona Consulting resulted in a defeat when she was lobbying against the Columbia River Crossing project. John Davis voted in favor of the CRC project. Davis was Berschauer's challenger for the Ore. State Rep nomination in the 26th Legislative District when it was found out she was dating the former State Representative Wingard who was drummed out of office because of a sex-scandal with a previous intern.
The announcement today that Wash. Governor Inslee has appointed the former Clackamas County Commissioner Lynn Peterson to the Secretary of Transportation post who will also oversee the CRC project added insult to Berschauer's injury. Peterson is a former friend and colleague of Jamie Damon who bore the brunt of Berschauer's Portland creep campaign.
Perhaps Berschauer's only claim to success while directing the Transformation Project was the replacement of two Clackamas County Commissioners with the Tootie-Ludlow slate that ran on an anti-light rail platform they called "Stop Portland Creep". Berschauer--along with a healthy bankroll from Andrew Miller--sent then County Commissioner Jamie Damon packing. Damon landed in Governor Kitzhaber's office immediately after her defeat. We wrote about it here:
It's only fair to note that the Oregon Transformation Project / PAC did successfully advance two commissioner candidates in Clackamas County. What's notable about this election is they have displaced current commissioner Jamie Damon. She vows to spend more time focusing on how to bring timber-related-revenue back to the county--and she has the position to do it. She serves on Governor Kitzhaber's timber panel. I wonder if the Oregon Transformation Project / PAC knew this when they picked a fight with her using Stimson Lumber's money? Hang on to your wallet Andrew.
Berschauer may be too toxic to take the point on just about anything political any more.
|Lindsay Berschauer (R) and Matt Wingard (R) have become|
controversial figures in Oregon politics because
of missteps, gaffes, and scandals.