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Rapf will focus on LO’s future

Aaron Rapf is a person who focuses not just on the now but on a Lake Oswego in years to come. He’s prudent about taking care of what we currently have but also has a long-term approach. He thinks strategically, gathers solid information, and then makes decisions based on good facts. I sincerely appreciate his

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LaMotte, Rapf will prioritize citizens over agendas

Fellow Citizens, I urge you to get involved in decisions being made here in Lake Oswego during this election. Educate yourselves on issues facing OUR community, as they are what directly affect our lives. One of these issues is the “Bridge Project” from Oak Grove to Lake Oswego. The addition of this roadway is an

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Rapf will listen to everyone

Our Lake Oswego City Council positions are nonpartisan. As a Democrat, I ask you to ignore the partisan political games that professional politicians are playing. Instead, focus on whose experience and outlook will make them an excellent City Councilor. The choice is clear: Aaron Rapf. Here are just a few reasons why I’m voting for

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A view from just outside LO

Dear Editor, I have lived most of the past 36 years in or near Lake Oswego. We currently live in the City of Rivergrove, across the street from the LO city limits, so we will not be able to vote for LO mayor and council positions. Still, Lake Oswego is near and dear to our

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Rapf will prioritize what matters

As a native Oregonian and a 14 year Lake Oswego resident I enthusiastically support Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. I have four children in Lake Oswego public schools and have volunteered on city, school and athletic boards and committees and Aaron understands what a special place Lake Oswego is and why many of

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Rapf has right priorities

As a parent of two elementary school children, I ask you to join me in voting for Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. Aaron’s philosophy is that the safety, security, and well being of all residents should be the priority behind every City budget, particularly as it relates to children. As a father of

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LO needs Rapf on council

I would like to express my support for Aaron Rapf for city council. I have known Aaron since our kids were enrolled in Kindergarten together at Westridge Elementary five years ago. As a volunteer at Westridge, I noticed how Aaron’s daughter was reading at an extremely advanced level. To no surprise I later found out

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Rapf will listen without bias

The most effective City councilors are the ones who are good listeners, who bring no bias to the lectern, and who take time to study and understand what it is that makes Lake Oswego “the city that can.” Aaron Rapf will be a councilor who will bring all of those attributes and so much more

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Rapf has right skillset

Aaron Rapf will bring a great combination of skills and experience to service on the Lake Oswego City Council. He is a parent with two children in Lake Oswego schools, a passionate supporter of recreational programs the city has to offer and he understands that a first rate quality of life cannot be achieved without

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Rapf will actively listen as a councilor

Aaron Rapf’s thoughtful and inclusive approach is to not simply have conversations with our community members, businesses and city leaders, but to actively listen so he can truly understand the issues. This enables him to offer viable solutions to help bring our city together and thrive. These are just some of the reasons that will

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Rapf is right choice

I am excited that Aaron Rapf is running for LO City Council and he should be elected. Plain and simple, Aaron cares about Lake Oswego and has the background, desire, and experience to keep our community on its current path forward. Progress done right. And get things done. That is Aaron Rapf. Aaron supports infrastructure

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Rapf will make most of our resources

Please join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. A City Councilor must take great care of our community’s assets and invest the City’s resources wisely in initiatives that add value to the community we all share. Aaron is keenly aware of the implications associated with waste; for example, he believes that

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‘The Way I am is through trial by fire’

‘The way I am is through trial by fire’

Lake Oswego City Council candidate will bring budgeting, life skills to the table if elected. Lake Oswego City Council candidate Aaron Rapf may have persevered through challenges when he was younger, but instead of letting things drag him down, he used those tough life circumstances to propel him forward.

LO is fortunate to have Rapf as candidate

We are fortunate to have a candidate like Aaron Rapf for City Council and I encourage everyone to vote for him. Aaron is not a political guy. In fact, he really doesn’t like politics at all. However, the many people who have watched Aaron shine while volunteering on the Lake Oswego Budget Committee know that

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LaMotte for Mayor, Rapf and Verdick for City Council – A vision for Lake Oswego

Portland’s success is critical to Lake Oswego and Oregon. Portland needs to be a vibrant center for the regional economy. But right now, Portland is not the model of exceptional municipal management. The Lake Oswego mayor and city council election presents a stark choice. Do we believe Lake Oswego should become, for all intents and

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Rapf will listen first, make strategic decisions

Please join me in voting for Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Councilor. Aaron Rapf will be a focused and tenacious City Councilor. In a time when emotions run high, we need City Councilors who do not make decisions based on emotion. Aaron Rapf is known for his keen ability to listen first and then

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Rapf will prioritize safety, well-being

Aaron Rapf believes that the safety, security, and well-being of all in Lake Oswego should be the philosophy behind our city budgets. It is for that very reason that on City Council Aaron will prioritize first responders, parks, fields, safe recreation, and safe pathways to school. Aaron understands that police, fire, paramedics, and first responders

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Rapf knows what small businesses need

As a small business owner, I fully support Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. Many small businesses are struggling due to Covid-19. More than thirty Lake Oswego businesses have already shut their doors permanently. Our small businesses need a City Council committed to supporting our local business community through this challenging time. We need

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Rapf is most qualified for LO City Council

There is no City Council Candidate more qualified than Aaron Rapf. Not only does Aaron have extensive professional experience managing multi-million dollar budgets for a fortune 500 company, he also serves on Lake Oswego’s City Budget Committee which is the fiscal planning board of the City. His active participation, his willingness to share his professional

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Rapf would prioritize listening, civil debate

Many of the most impactful leaders of The Enlightenment encouraged civil debate. Listening and debate were prioritized. We should bring more of this to Lake Oswego. Electing Aaron Rapf to City Council will help because his approach calls to mind the approach of some of the more impactful leaders of The Enlightenment. Elections are about

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Rapf is who we need in Lake Oswego

Aaron Rapf has so many qualities conducive to being an excellent City Councilor. Aaron has an open mind, innovative spirit, a can-do attitude, and willingness to listen and collectively strive for real solutions. He is inclusive, level-headed, and always civil and respectful even when disagreements exist. His energy is unmatched. Aaron is overwhelmingly supported by

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Rapf will prioritize what makes Lake Oswego special

As a real estate broker, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know many people new to the area and understand why they have settled on Lake Oswego as a place to call home. People often move to Lake Oswego for its schools, its parks and fields, and its safety. Aaron Rapf

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Rapf right choice for council

Join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. Aaron has the professional, volunteer, and life experience to make an excellent City Councilor. Professionally, Aaron has experience managing multi-million dollar budgets for a Fortune 500 company. In addition, Aaron has several years experience on our Lake Oswego City Budget Committee. He knows how

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Rapf brings perspective as a parent

Please join me in voting for Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego CIty Council. Our city currently lacks a City Councilor with children in Lake Oswego Schools, and most of the 2020 City Council candidates do not have children in our Lake Oswego Schools. Our Council needs someone with that perspective now more than ever. Exactly

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Rapf is qualified for LO council — and loves community

Many people have spoken up about Aaron’s extensive experience and expertise in business, finance, and leadership. He is, without question, one of the most qualified candidates for city council Lake Oswego has seen in years. But we’ve also had the privilege of knowing Aaron and his family outside of his professional roles. The Rapf family

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Rapf is hard working and reliable

I hope voters will take the time to learn more about my friend, Aaron Rapf, who is running for a seat on Lake Oswego City Council. As someone who has been fortunate to call Aaron a friend for over a decade, I can tell you that he would be an excellent City Councilor. Aaron is

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Rapf would prioritize what matters

Please join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. As a mother of three active boys who participate in organized sports here in Lake Oswego, I appreciate Aaron’s support of our parks, pathways, and athletic fields and facilities. It is important to me that these assets are given appropriate attention so that

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Rapf understands importance of safety, security

As a retired first responder, I fully support Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. Aaron understands that police, fire, and paramedics are an essential part of a top-notch city. Especially in this Covid-19 time when families are home, we need to keep our neighborhoods safe. Aaron believes that the safety, security and well being

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For Rapf, one word applies: balanced!

People sometimes derogatorily use political party titles to box in candidates to some particular political philosophy. I’d like to remind the great voters of this city that when we are deciding on our three new city councilors one word should apply — the word “balanced”. And one philosophy should be at work on Council —

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Rapf has what it takes

I am proud to endorse Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council as I am certain he will represent our citizens with integrity and diligence. I have come to know Aaron as his colleague on the Lake Oswego Budget Committee. I regard him as one of the most knowledgeable and most engaged members on the

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Rapf will focus on collaboration

Aaron Rapf is committed to working closely with the Lake Oswego School District as a City Councilor. Better coordination between the City Council and LO Schools benefits all of Lake Oswego. Working together, the City and the District have the opportunity to clearly define both Community School and Parks and Rec in order to avoid

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Rapf fits the bill

Aaron Rapf’s professional experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets along with his experience serving on the Lake Oswego Budget Committee make him an ideal candidate for Lake Oswego City Council. Lake Oswego will be facing inconsistent funding levels due to the impacts of Covid-19. Aaron has creative ideas of how Lake Oswego can continue to responsibly grow

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Rapf knows what Lake Oswego needs after the virus

Please join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. Aaron understands the importance of a business friendly environment in a post-Covid Lake Oswego. Small businesses have been forced to close their doors permanently due to Covid-19, and we need a City Council that will work to ensure that Lake Oswego remains a

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Rapf will prioritize what makes Lake Oswego special

Please join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. What draws families to Lake Oswego? The excellent schools, the strong sense of community, youth sports, and our beautiful parks. As a parent of young children in our Lake Oswego public schools, Aaron will bring a unique perspective and voice to our Lake

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Rapf has what it takes

Aaron Rapf has what it takes to make an excellent Lake Oswego City Councilor. Having known Aaron since grade school, I have witnessed his character, persistence and dedication first hand. Whether developing into a state champion tennis player, building a successful sports marketing career at a multinational Fortune 500 company or being a husband and

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Rapf will prioritize safety, security and well-being

Aaron Rapf believes that the safety, security and well-being of all in Lake Oswego should be the philosophy behind our city budgets. As a parent of young children, Rapf understands both what draws families to Lake Oswego and what its citizens want their city government to prioritize. As a city councilor, Rapf will prioritize the

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Rapf has what it takes

Please join me in supporting Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council. I have worked with Rapf for more than a decade and know that he has what it takes to make Lake Oswego a more inclusive community. He is a standup leader and understands how to get things done. While serving on our city

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Rapf’s budget experience will be key

As a Lake Oswego City Councilor, Aaron Rapf will bring a focus on our collective priorities to the Council. We expect our City Council to focus on providing an environment that is inviting to businesses and families while managing a sustainable budget so that it does not need to ask for more dollars from the

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Rapf understands value of youth sports

Aaron Rapf has my full support for Lake Oswego City Council. Aaron understands the value of sports for our children’s mental, social and physical development and will be an enthusiastic advocate for youth sports on city council. As a member of the budget committee, Aaron argued for funds to support our parks and fields. He

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Rapf will look out for all of Lake Oswego

As a mom with an active Lake Oswego family, I enthusiastically support Aaron Rapf for Lake Oswego City Council! Aaron’s spending priorities support the health and well being of all our families. He knows that in addition to our schools, it is our parks, well turfed fields, trails, bikeways, a new pool, and safe pathways

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Rapf’s budget experience makes him uniquely qualified

I am so thrilled to hear that Aaron Rapf is running for a seat on Lake Oswego City Council! Aaron currently serves on the Lake Oswego Budget Committee and is no stranger to the LO budget numbers and just how far they can be stretched. This relevant experience combined with his professional experience managing multi-million-dollar

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