Dalton wins Democratic Party nomination in Senate District 10


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May 18, 2010

William (Bill) Dalton welcomed news on election night of his nomination as the Democratic candidate for Senate District 10, covering South and West Salem and much of Polk County, including the communities of Independence and Monmouth.  Dalton won over one other candidate in the Democratic primary.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by my neighbors to be their Democratic candidate,” said Dalton. “Now that it’s official, I’m ready to get to work and hit the campaign trail.”

Dalton emphasized that listening would be the cornerstone of his campaign strategy.

“I want to hear what matters to Western Marion County. I’m going to be out talking to people across the district as much as I can to makes sure I’m in touch with what matters to the people in Senate District 10.”

Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin promoted Dalton as the best candidate for the district, noting Dalton’s years of experience advocating for and making a difference on causes that matter.

“As the Democratic candidate Senate District 10, Bill will bring a passion for issues and openness to the dialogue that would serve the people Polk and Western Marion County well,” said Devlin. “His background as an advocate for mental health issues in the Capitol and in our local communities demonstrates his commitment to fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves.”

Dalton has worked as a County Public and Mental Health Administrator, a non-profit agency Executive Director, and a School Grant Resource Specialist. He served as an appointed member of the Governor’s Task Force on Psychiatric Hospitalization after working at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. He is active in his community as a Volunteer Community Mediator and Precinct Committee Person. He and his wife live in Salem.

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Salem resident will focus on dialogue with voters during the campaign