For nearly 10 years, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon has conducted awards for the best and worst of Oregon politics. We open up the nominations to the public and we are always surprised and impressed with the input we receive. All nominees must be Oregon examples.
Wiener Politician Award:
The most obnoxious, cowardly, or reckless Oregon elected official.
Pork Barrel Project :
The worst example of Oregon government waste.
Bureaucratic Bungler :
The worst example of government regulation, bureaucracy, or mistake
Golden Schnoz Award :
Best example of government sticking its nose in other people’s business.
(i.e. invasion of privacy, over-regulation, etc.)
Government Innovation Award :
Best example of government cost-savings or successful government program
Excellence in Journalism Award
Best article of the 2009
Thomas Jefferson Award:
Awarded to Oregonians for advancing the principles of individual liberty and limited government in 2007.
Please submit your nominationsin the comments below or email to [email protected].